Postdoctoral Associate- Neuroscience/Genetics - Pediatrics - Neurology NRI (90007201)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7095383 (Ref:10700-en_US)

Posted: March 10, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral associate position is available in the NIH-funded laboratory of Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, which is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. We are seeking a highly motivated research scientist to join our team, which is  engaged in basic and translational neuroscience, genetics, and human disease research. Our laboratory focuses on understanding neural circuit development and function, inhibitory neurobiology, and synaptic function in neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, and autism. We utilize multiple approaches including fruit fly and mouse models, genomic sequencing for disease gene discovery, state-of-the art imaging, transcriptomics, electrophysiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, and behavioral techniques

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publishes results in research journals. 
  • Responsible for laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong foundation and publication record in neuroscience, genetics, or developmental biology.
  • Candidate needs to have one of the two following areas of expertise: 
    • electrophysiology and neural circuit analysis, or 
    • transcriptomics and sequencing approaches.
  • Prior experience in mouse or fruit fly genetics and neuroscience research preferred.



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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Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
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