Postdoctoral Associate- Vector Biology - Pediatrics - Tropical Medicine (90005926)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7092667 (Ref:10125-en_US)

Posted: January 21, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


This position will focus on vector biology and pathogenesis of tick-borne pathogens. The applicant will need experience with genomics, bioinformatics, and transcriptomics preferably in the field of relapsing fever spirochetes and/or virology. Expertise in molecular and tick biology are also desirable. 

Job Duties

  • Leads a genomics program in the field of vector biology and bacteriology.
  • Guides the genomics program to sequence the genomes of argasid ticks and relapsing fever spirochetes. 
  • Organizes and completes projects focusing on the biology of tick-borne relapsing fever spirochetes and their vectors. 
  • Guides projects in delineating the molecular mechanisms of vector competence and pathogenesis. 
  • Organizes and reports data.
  • Organizes data into manuscript form, submits manuscripts, and assists in grant writing. 

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Microbiology.
  • Expertise in bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics, molecular biology, and vector biology. 



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.



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:#7092667 (Ref:10125-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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