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Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

Houston, Texas

The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center's mission is to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
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Employment Opportunities

We are always seeking qualified applicants for postdoctoral fellowship positions in our laboratories. Candidates should be experienced in modern molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemical techniques. Please send inquires along with a current curriculum vitae, and contact information of references to the researcher who's work most closely matches your interests.

For more information on our research faculty, please visit their individual laboratory web sites.

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Faculty Recruitment: McNair Scholar

Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine is Recruiting a McNair Scholar

Research or Clinician Scientist in Breast Cancer Research

Through a $100M gift from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center are recruiting a researcher or physician scientist to receive a McNair Scholar award as part of the recruitment in an internationally recognized Center. The successful candidate will join a uniquely collaborative multidisciplinary work environment. Faculty at the levels of assistant, associate or full professor will be considered. A very generous recruiting package is available.

The Breast Center, a component of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor, is a multidisciplinary academic unit in the College that functions like a department and includes basic scientists, clinicians, geneticists, biostatisticians, pathologists and specially trained staff. The research budget for the Breast Center exceeds $12M annually and the center has had a successful Breast Cancer SPORE grant from the National Cancer Institute since the inception of the program in 1992.

A diverse research program ranges from breast cancer prevention, mammary gland development and biology, prognostic and predictive factors, animal models, mechanism of resistance to therapy, growth factor receptor signaling, disease pathogenesis, molecular profiling/target identification, DNA repair, estrogen receptor structure and function, breast cancer stem cells, and clinical/translational research. The McNair Scholar will also have an appointment in one of our academic departments providing access to graduate students. The NCI-designated cancer center includes more than 200 research members who generate more than $126M annually in cancer related research funding. Fourteen state-of-the-art Shared Resources are available in the breast and cancer centers in support of research.

Interested candidates will have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. All research areas will be considered although genetic epidemiology, prevention, stromal epithelial interactions, breast cancer genetics, DNA repair, systems biology and therapeutic target identification are of special interest. Applications should include a letter outlining the candidate's academic interests in addition to a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of four references.

Please send applications to Sharon Plon, Ph.D., and Nancy Weigel, Ph.D., co-chairs of the Breast Cancer McNair Scholar Search Committee at For more information call 713-798-1060.

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

Post Doctoral

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Suzanne A.W. Fuqua Lab

Graduate Students

We are always accepting candidates and will have a position for qualified applicants. Please see our Research Lab Pages. Send your C.V. to the PI whose projects correspond the closest to your interests.


None at this time.

Summer Employment

SMART Student Program
See program opportunities and information on the Summer Undergraduate Research Training Program. These positions fill up quickly, please apply early.

Research Technicians

Please see our Research Lab web sites or the Baylor College of Medicine Employment Opportunities.

Other Positions

All current employment opportunities at Baylor College of Medicine

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