Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7112841 (Ref:13149-en_US)

Posted: October 8, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The retina research laboratories in the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine under the direction of Benjamin Frankfort M.D. Ph.D. and Zheng Jiang Ph.D. is searching for a Post-doctoral Fellow to study the mechanism of glaucoma with electrophysiological approaches.  The project investigates a new mechanism in early-stage glaucoma pathogenesis using a novel approach and developing a novel diagnostic method for glaucoma patients. The benchmark accomplishment of this project will be a fundamentally new understanding of glaucoma pathogenesis and demonstrating the feasibility of a new strategy for early-stage glaucoma diagnosis.


This project will use mouse models and human patients/volunteers, as well as a range of experimental techniques including electrophysiology, mouse genetics, and immunostaining. The ideal candidate will have experience with some or all of these or similar methods. Candidates must have good communication skills and be willing to work with other lab members as a team. Expertise in the application and adaptation of numerous research techniques and procedures is also required.

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 publish results in research journals. 
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

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:#7112841 (Ref:13149-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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