Postdoctoral Associate- - Bone Biology and Skeletal Disorders

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7183677 (Ref:17316-en_US)

Posted: September 30, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Marom laboratory is interested in genetic skeletal disorders, with a special focus on protein secretion and glycosylation defects. We are engaged with translational research to understand the mechanisms of these disorders and to identify potential therapeutic approaches that will improve the outcome in the patients. Additionally, by modeling these disorders we aim to understand the role of basic biological processes, such as ER-Golgi trafficking, protein glycosylation, ER stress and autophagy in skeletal development.  This position is suitable for candidates who are interested in a wide variety of career pathways, and individualized professional development will be supported.  

Job Duties


  • Plans and conducts independent research experiments using cell and mouse models, including review of relevant literature, collection, analysis and critical interpretation of research data, presentation of data, and maintenance of a detailed lab notebook. 
  • Performs a broad range of cell, molecular biology, and biochemistry assays, including tissue culture work, extraction of DNA, RNA and protein from cells and tissues, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, western blots, real time PCR, etc. 
  • Uses graphical and statistical computer software (e.g. Excel, Adobe Illustrator, ImageJ, GraphPad Prism) to analyze, critically interpret, summarize and present research data. 
  • Establishes new experimental methods and protocols in the lab. 
  • Supervises and train students and other junior research staff members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in genetics, cell biology, or related field.
  • Well-organized, technically capable, and able to communicate effectively with members of the research team.
  • Experienced in performing basic molecular genetic laboratory techniques such as PCR, western blots, and molecular cloning.
  • Hands-on experience working with mouse models (e.g. breeding, tissue harvest, etc) is not mandatory, but is preferred.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.





Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7183677 (Ref:17316-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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