Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD) - Ophthalmology (90002103)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7087911 (Ref:9127-en_US)

Posted: October 26, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Zuniga-Sanchez at Baylor College of Medicine in the fields of genetics, neuroscience, and molecular biology.

Our lab focuses on uncovering the molecular mechanisms that guide neural circuit formation in the developing nervous system. Specifically, how the dendrites and axons from different neuronal subtypes discriminate between one another to form precise and highly reproducible patterns of synaptic connections. To address this question, we use the mouse retina as a model system and employ the latest advancements in the field such as single cell sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, live imaging, and single neuron labeling approaches. Through these studies, we aim to uncover general principles of neural circuit formation and how this relates to neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.  


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Job Duties

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will have an independent research project where you will perform experiments, analyze data, and publish your findings. The applicant will work closely with the principal investigator as well as other members of the lab.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designs and performs experiments.
  • Analyzes data.
  • Applies for fellowships and grants.
  • Writes manuscripts for publication.
  • Mentors other members of the lab.

Minimum Qualifications

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





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


CA; PD; Science 

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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Job posting number:#7087911 (Ref:9127-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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