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Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Nov 16, 2023

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Life Sciences, Virology
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Baylor College of Medicine has a postdoctoral position available immediately for a highly motivated research scientist to join our Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpes Virus (EEHV) research group. The length of the fellowship is for three years. The fellow will conduct mentor facilitated independent research, publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, present their research progress at relevant scientific meetings and public forums, and apply for funding opportunities where applicable. The primary focus of the research is understand at a molecular level immune responses that are protective against EEHV and to leverage these findings to generate an effective vaccine.

The Elephant Endotheliotrophic Herpes Virus Research Group is a dynamic and highly interactive group that is composed of clinical veterinarians, PhD scientists, and elephant caretakers. Efforts from our research program resulted in generation of EEHV specific qPCR tests that are widely used around the world, EEHV-specific serology tests, and genomic sequencing of this novel virus. Future and ongoing studies include implementation of state-of-the art methods for understanding immunology of infection, evaluation of anti-herpesvirus drugs, and generation and implementation of an effective EEHV vaccine.

Interested individuals should submit CV's, letter of intent and three references electronically to Dr Paul Ling (

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a PhD, DVM, or both and experience with using modern molecular biology and virology techniques and preferably in immunology and/or vaccinology.

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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