Postdoctoral Associate - Obstetrics & Gynecology (90002102)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7086029 (Ref:8768-en_US)

Posted: September 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The laboratory of Dr. Kjersti Aagaard invites applications for a postdoctoral position in bioinformatics and biostatistics with a focus on microbiome science. An accomplished and highly motivated candidate with diverse skills is sought to fill this unique and exciting postdoctoral associate position at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Aagaard is an NIH-funded Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Molecular and Human Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Dr. Aagaard has a strong history of leading and engaging in metagenomics and microbiome science, genomics, and epigenomics translational research initiatives in perinatal medicine. She has additional funded research in congenital viruses, maternal nutrition and fetal programming, environmental exposures in pregnancy, and clinical research initiatives. Her laboratory team aims to meaningfully change the trajectory of disease during pregnancy and the newborn period through highly collaborative and high-impact science.

Job Duties

  • Participates in both programmings to support data processing, coordination, and analysis with multiple sequencing platforms and in higher-level modeling and analysis projects aimed at understanding the complex interactions of the microbiome and its host.
  • Must have strong analytical and biostatistical skills, at least modest programming experience, and a record of accomplishment in high-throughput analysis of metagenomics, genomic, epigenomic, or gene expression data using high throughput sequencing platforms.
  • Primary responsibilities includes but are not limited to analyzing next-generation sequencing data (e.g., metagenomics, RNAseq, whole genome/exome sequencing) using state-of-the-art bioinformatical and statistical tools, and developing new statistical methods to answer biological questions that arise in the research. 
  • Works in a collaborative environment both within and outside the lab and Baylor College of Medicine.

Minimum Qualifications

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





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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