Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7101562 (Ref:11871-en_US)

Posted: June 7, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A postdoctoral position is available in the Britton laboratory to investigate synthetic biology and microbiome based approaches to prevent and treat human disease. Located within the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, the successful applicant will join a team of researchers focused on translating foundational microbiome research into viable therapies in the clinic. Previous work in Gram-positive genetics is required.

Job Duties

  • Explores synthetic biology approaches to engineer probiotic bacteria to enhance intestinal healing and function.
  • Participates in CMMR and Departmental seminars.
  • Joins a vibrant postdoctoral association.
  • Learns how to cultivate and functionally characterize human microbial communities.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work with bacterial genetics (Gram-positive) is required.



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:#7101562 (Ref:11871-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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