Postdoctoral Associate - Alzheimer's disease

Houston, Texas (US)
Up to $58,000 per year + benefits, commensurate with experience
November 26 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Job Description

The Jankowsky lab seeks a postdoctoral fellow to examine how genetic variants shape cognitive resilience in Alzheimer's disease.  We have created knock-in and knock-out mice to examine the function of a candidate disease modifier and are poised to take our studies in several exciting new directions, including transcriptional profiling, neurostructural analyses, and neuro-glial interactions. We seek a motivated candidate who is intellectually and experimentally flexible enough to tackle these new lines of study with us.  Researchers will work as part of a team combining mouse genetic engineering, electrophysiology, behavioral testing, and basic biochemistry to elucidate the complex interaction between genetics, aging, and cognitive health.


Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience, genetics, or a related discipline and have a strong background in molecular biology.  Successful applicants should be highly self-motivated and intellectually independent. 


Successful candidates will work in a highly collaborative, small group of scientists with projects spanning diverse facets of neurodegeneration and depression. 

The laboratory is located at the main Baylor College of Medicine campus which enjoys a vibrant and collegial scientific environment.  BCM itself is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 1,000-acre complex of over 50 independent institutions within easy access.

Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is home to a diverse international population.  The city offers great restaurants, a warm climate, and affordable housing. 

Additional information

The appointment is for an initial term of one year, with the expectation of continued support pending successful progress.  The position comes with competitive salary and benefits.  International applicants are welcome and will have support of the BCM International Services Office for visa applications.  The start date is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

To apply

Please e-mail inquiries and applications (including contact information for 3 references) to:

Dr. Joanna Jankowsky
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030

For more information about the lab and our research, please visit

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