Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7109073 (Ref:12909-en_US)

Posted: August 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Our lab is in the leadership of multiple international consortia including the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PTSD working group), Neuropsychiatric Genetics in African Populations study (NeuroGAP), and the Latin American Genomics Consortium, affording trainees access to a wealth of diverse large-scale genomic datasets containing a wide range of phenotypes for potential study. Baylor College of Medicine is a global leader in genetics research and provides a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment with close links to many other world-class institutions in the Texas Medical Center as well as BCM-affiliated hospitals across Houston. As a member of our team, you will be provided the opportunity for your contributions to be utilized and recognized across the vast global network of researchers in the fields of genomics and psychiatric disease research.

Job Duties

  • Involved in the design, implementation and troubleshooting of analyses, interpretation of data and results, and writing manuscripts and abstracts to report the discoveries in the forms of journal publications and conference communications.
  • Analyzes large genomic datasets, including ancestrally diverse participants and/or modeling demographic history.
  • Characterizes the genetic basis of psychiatric and other complex disorders.
  • Conducts analysis of large-scale datasets in a high-performance computing cluster or cloud-based system.
  • Builds flexible analytic pipelines and computational resources for study of diverse cohorts.
  • Implements statistical genetic tests.
  • Interacts with with and training of junior researchers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Disseminates results in the form of publications and conference presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates with backgrounds in genomics, population genetics, bioinformatics, and/or statistics would thrive in our group, as we are highly interdisciplinary across these areas. I strongly encourage candidates typically underrepresented in the sciences to apply! Ideal candidates for this role would have a PhD in a relevant field and experience/interest in several of the following domains:
    • Analyzing genomic datasets including ancestrally diverse participants and/or modeling demographic history.
    • Conducting analysis of large-scale datasets in a Unix system on a high-performance computing cluster or cloud-based system.
    • Coding experience, preferably with some background in python and/or R.
    • Comfort with statistical analysis, especially linear/logistic regression.
    • Willingness to interact with and train junior researchers from diverse backgrounds.
  • While we study a range of phenotypes and populations, our work is centered around psychiatric traits and admixed populations, so experience in these areas 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:#7109073 (Ref:12909-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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