Research Postdoctoral Fellow (MD)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7107097 (Ref:12533-en_US)

Posted: August 3, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Ophthalmology and the Cullen Eye Institute provide educational programs for ophthalmology residents and fellows, medical and graduate students, research scientists, and practicing ophthalmologists; support research in the structure, function, and diseases of the eye and the visual system; offer the highest quality eye care available, and sponsor public programs for the prevention of eye disease and injury.  Physicians at the Alkek Eye Center and at Baylor Vision are improving patients' vision and advancing the treatment of eye disease and disorders.  We offer exceptional clinical and surgical care, innovative, advanced treatment options based on the latest research, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We invite you to learn more about our nationally and internationally recognized physicians and our cutting-edge translational research.


The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in seeking a qualified, highly motivated, and creative Research Postdoctoral Fellow, MD to join the de Paiva lab. Dr. Cintia de Paiva's research focuses on the understanding of the interplay of the aging and cathepsin S and the generation of auto receptive t cells on the ocular surface and lacrimal gland. The Research Postdoctoral Fellow works closely with the PI and other lab personnel performing complex research and research techniques.

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts experiments in a controlled laboratory setting.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports data.
  • Designs immunohistochemistry with proper controls and proper detection of colorimetric reactions, (HRP, alkaline phosphatase, streptavidin, etc.).
  • Designs and performs flow cytometry with fluorescence minus controls, positive and negative controls in cervical lymph nodes, collagenase-digested lacrimal glands, and spleens; designs and perform intracellular staining for interferon-gamma, IL-17, and TNF-a.
  • Analyzes data using FlowJo software.
  • Works with animals, including genotyping, husbandry and inducing dry eye protocol.
  • Administers oral gavage, ocular topical eye drops and subconjunctival injections as needed.
  • Designs and performs real-time PCR Taqman Probes.
  • Analyzes data using the delta-delta CT method.
  • Maintains oversight and ensures that laboratory equipment and supplies are clean and sterile and maintains the cleanliness of the laboratory, and orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Supervises other laboratory staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD).
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An MD is required.
  • Experience as a Research Assistant, Research Technician, or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate is preferred.
  • Prior experience using a mouse as a model system is recommended.
  • Previous experience in ophthalmology or immunology is a plus.



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:#7107097 (Ref:12533-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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