Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7115425 (Ref:13660-en_US)

Posted: November 4, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jianrong Tang, Department of Pediatrics-Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine. We use multidisciplinary approaches including ex vivo and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, immunohistochemistry, and behavior to study the circuit mechanisms of cognitive and motor deficits in mouse models of neurological diseases. Recently, we have established deep brain stimulation as a focus to develop the therapy in the mouse models of Rett syndrome and CDKL5 deficiency disorder (see Hao et al, Nature, 2015; Lu et al., Neuron, 2016; Hao et al, J Neurosci, 2021). More information is available at:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, research statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three referees to [email protected], or apply online. 

Job Duties

  • Conducts whole cell patch and field recordings in brain slices.
  • Performs mouse surgery and behavioral experiments
  • Analyzes and presents experimental data.
  • Handles literature and prepares manuscripts.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-motivated candidates should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience or related fields.
  • Prior experience of electrophysiological recordings in brain slices is desired.
  • Skills in MatLab or Python software are 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:#7115425 (Ref:13660-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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