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Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 1, 2023

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Life Sciences, Virology
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The Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a candidate for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct original research in neuronal organoid technology to increase the complexity of intestinal organoid cultures. This project utilizes state of the art model systems combined with computational and cell biology-based approaches to investigate the contribution of the intestinal nervous system in the pathogenesis of intestinal viral infections.

The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of neuronal biology, tissue engineering, creative thinking, and a desire to join and work with a large highly collaborative research team exploring human intestinal biology. They will benefit from collaborations with leading experts. The Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology is a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative environment with a strong emphasis on basic science research and translating these findings into practical applications to prevent and treat infections.

Job Duties

  • Generates new experimental paradigms; be able to design controlled experiments.
  • Analyzes molecular data including computational tools associated with sequence information and protein antigen design.
  • Be up-to-date with the latest literature; participate in group meetings to discuss findings.
  • Writes scientific manuscripts and grants.
  • Presents one's research results and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D in Neuroscience or Cell Biology.
  • Experience with iPSC/embryonic or tissue derived stem cell derived organoid cultures.
  • Background in neurobiology/neuroscience.
  • Mastery of molecular biology techniques including sterile technique/tissue culture.
  • Interest in pursuing bioinformatic based analysis.
  • Tissue engineering background.

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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



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