Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemical Biology / Organic Chemistry. Job at Baylor University, Waco, TX

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  • Baylor University
  • Waco, TX

Job Description

Job Description

What We are Looking For:

Dr. Aaron's Wright biomedical research group in the Department of Biology is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in chemical biology and/or organic chemistry. Dr. Wright's group is focused on phenotype-driven studies of the gut microbiome and other complex biological systems. Within this focus, the research group has a strong program in the synthesis and application of chemical probes in complex biological systems and measurements of probe labeling by LC-MS based proteomics, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry. We are hoping to extend our expertise by identifying exceptionally motivated individuals with a Ph.D. and a background in chemical biology or organic chemistry.

For more information on our research please visit the Wright Lab's website at :

Education, Skills & Experience
  • Candidates must have or be in pursuit of a PhD with a background in chemical biology, organic chemistry, or a closely related field is required.
  • Independently design and execute experiments within their field of expertise.
  • Additional skills of interest include experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Application of chemical molecules/tools to biological systems
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Protein expression
    • Cell culture
    • Cell Biology
    • Molecular Biology, genetics, and/or functional assays.
  • Ability to collaboratively develop novel ideas and methods for applications relevant to internal and externally funded research programs.
  • Ability to contribute to and possibly lead the preparation of reports, papers, posters, presentations, etc.
What You Will Do:
  • Develop and execute independent research in phenotype-driven microbiome studies
  • Perform laboratory research using chemical biology, organic chemistry, microbiology, and molecular techniques
  • Keep accurate and current records of all results from experiments performed; document methods and processes
  • Present your research in group meetings and at national and international meetings
  • Provide mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students
  • Participate in the proposal writing and submission process
  • Develop and implement research quality control procedures
  • Verify the accuracy and validity of data
  • Work with highly technical and complex research instruments
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor's mission
  • Ability to comply with University policies
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Prepare and manage extensive databases
A complete application will include the following documents.
  • Cover letter detailing your research interests, prior experiences related to this position, and future career goals.
  • Resume or CV
  • Contact information for three people who can speak to your interests and potential contributions to this work
What You Can Expect:

Compensation & Benefits

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, and tuition remission. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Explore & Engage

Learn more about Baylor and our strategic vision, Illuminate. Also, explore our great hometown of Waco and the many opportunities to engage locally.

About Us

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor's commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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