Date Posted: Feb 9, 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2018
- Baylor Scott & White Health
- Location: Dallas, TX
- Job Number: 7049910 (Ref #: LA-61377)
- Posting Date: Feb 9, 2018
- Application Deadline:
Mar 14, 2018
There are multiple positions available in a dynamic translational research group headed by Ajay Goel, PhD at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute in Dallas, Texas.
The research will mainly focus on understanding the interplay between genetic and epigenetic alterations in colorectal, pancreatic, gastric and esophageal cancers. Our goal is to develop novel diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive markers, as well as therapeutic targets for GI cancers. We are a multidisciplinary research group comprising of biologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists and bioinformaticians, undertaking a number of collaborative projects involving large international consortia. The projects will involve any/all of the following research focuses.
• Exploration of the role of aberrant DNA methylation, histone modifications and non-coding RNAs (miRNA, lncRNAs, snoRNAs, piRNAs etc.) in gastrointestinal cancers.
● Establishment of innovative methodologies for the development of epigenetic and non-coding RNAs-based biomarkers for the earlier diagnosis, prognosis and predictive responses to chemotherapy in gastrointestinal neoplasia
● Understanding the genetic basis of early-onset and familial colorectal cancers
● Molecular mechanisms of cancer chemotherapy, stem cells, chemo-resistance and chemo-sensitization
● Gut microbiome and its influence on gastrointestinal cancers
Additional information on our research is available at http://www.baylorhealth.edu/GiResearch
The ideal candidate will possess:
• Strong background in biochemistry and/or molecular biology
• Relevant experience in cancer genetics and epigenetics
• Prior hands-on experience in sequencing-based platforms (Ion Torrent PGM sequencer, MiSeq/HiSeq, RRBS, ChIP-Seq, MeDip and RNASeq etc.) and other array-based platforms
• Desire to grow and develop skills in order to become an independent Investigator
• Possess excellent communication and writing skills
• Enthusiastic and highly motivated
• Able to think creatively and independently
• Possess good organizational skills
• Able to work independently and in a team environment
• PhD and/or MD/PhD
• Evidence of first author peer-reviewed publications
• Prior molecular, cancer biology and/or translational research experience and evidence of project development
Join Baylor Scott & White Health
Baylor Health Care System, based in Dallas, and Scott & White Healthcare, based in Temple, Texas, have formed a new organization that combines the strengths of their two nationally recognized health systems. For an industry undergoing fundamental changes, Baylor Scott & White Health provides a new vision and more resources, offering patients continued exceptional care. Baylor Scott & White Health includes 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites, more than 6,000 affiliated physicians, 34,000 employees and the Scott & White health plan.
Baylor Scott & White Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. Baylor does not accept unsolicited resumes sent by or on behalf of a third party agency or firm. Baylor Scott & White Health will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm that does not have a signed “Baylor Scott & White Health" Agency Fee Agreement.