Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7106640 (Ref:12556-en_US)

Posted: July 28, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The postdoctoral fellow will investigate the molecular, cellular, and network mechanisms that contribute to cognitive and behavioral deficits in neurological disorders including Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. Mouse models of disease will be studied using a multi-disciplinary approach including molecular biology and biochemistry, behavioral assessments, in vivo EEG, and pharmacological and viral strategies to manipulate gene expression. These studies will enable the understanding of disease pathophysiology and development of novel therapeutic strategies.

Job Duties

  • Designs experimental strategies and plans independent projects to investigate mechanisms of neurological disorders.
  • Plans, conducts, and analyzes biochemical experiments to investigate signaling pathways involved in neurological disorders.
  • Plans, conducts, and analyzes behavioral assessments of mouse models of disease to test cognition, emotional behavior, and other types of behavior.
  • Performs experiments with post-mortem patient samples to investigate mechanisms identified in mouse models.
  • Writes manuscripts to describe the results of the studies completed.
  • Assists with grant application preparation.
  • Presents research at national and/or international meetings.
  • Works with collaborating labs to further our joint research endeavors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience 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:#7106640 (Ref:12556-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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