Postdoctoral Associate in lectin biology and biochemistry
The Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research (CMMR) in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at the Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to support the development of new techniques and protocols leveraging enteroid co-culture technologies to study effects of exogenous carbohydrate binding proteins on the mammalian microbiome. As a post-doctoral scientist in CMMR, you will work to develop robust assays measuring lectin specificity for common mammalian microbiome bacteria. You will also determine the effect of lectins and lectin bound bacteria on the physiology and gene expression of human gut epithelial cells. The successful candidate will have a scientific background in protein binding kinetics, NGS sample preparation, mammalian cell culture, and data analysis.
In addition to technical qualifications, the ideal candidate will be goal-oriented, inquisitive, collaborative, organized, and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities.