Postdoctoral Research Associate (Chemical Biology)

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Closing date
Sep 4, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Chemical Biology)

Waco, TX, United States

Job Identification: 13199

Posting Date: 07/05/2022, 10:23 PM

Job Schedule: Full time

Locations: Waco, TX, United States

Degree Level: Doctorate

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.

A doctorate degree and background in chemical biology, organic chemistry and an active Christian faith are required. The candidate must be able to 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. The successful candidate will be expected to collaboratively develop novel ideas and methods for applications relevant to internal and externally funded research programs. The successful candidate will contribute to and may 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

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. 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

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