Postdoctoral Associate - Medicine - Infectious Disease (90002366)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7078069 (Ref:6843-en_US)

Posted: May 10, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Mysorekar lab has opportunities for postdoctoral fellows with prior research experience in cell and molecular biology. We are seeking motivated candidates who seek to develop an independent program in host -pathogen interactions in the urogenital tract. Our research areas include infections of the placenta during pregnancy, and urinary tract infections. Current studies involve the use of single cell RNA Seq, Proteomics, Metabolomics to understand the host cells and signals and mechanisms engaged in the host placental or bladder responses to the invading pathogens. We use mouse models, 3D organoid cultures, tissue culture, and human biospecimens.


Expertise in molecular biology, generating CRISPR Knockout lines; mouse models of infection; metabolomics, transcriptomics; microscopy, and analysis of large data sets is preferred.

Job Duties

  • Plan, direct, and conduct specialized and advanced research experiments under the mentorship and guidance of Dr. Indira Mysorekar.
  • Evaluate and analyze data.
  • Establish new research protocols and procedures pertinent to the projects.
  • Summarize research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Present at local, national, and international conferences.
  • Manage laboratory operations.
  • Supervise junior graduate students or undergraduates in the lab. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree; experience with molecular and cell biology techniques, proven ability to design projects and execute (papers, seminars, etc.)
  • Experience in mouse studies, tissue culture, RNA Seq analysis, and metabolomics. 





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



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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