Postdoctoral Associate - Genetics of Visual Disorders - Molecular & Human Genetics - R. Chen (90006737)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7091449 (Ref:9805-en_US)

Posted: January 6, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


This is a postdoc position supported by an external grant in conducting research in one or more of the following interactive areas. 1) Identify and functional validate mutations and genes associated with inherited human retinal diseases; 2) Using single-cell multi-omics technology to generate the cell atlas of the human visual system and characterize diseases at the single-cell resolution; 3) Understand the molecular mechanisms of the retinal diseases through characterizing animal disease models and retinal organoids; 4) Develop gene and small molecule therapeutics for retinal degeneration diseases.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluate and analyze data.
  • Present at meetings and write manuscript reporting results from research experiments.
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Basic science, health sciences, informatics, or a related field.
  • No experience required.



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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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