Postdoctoral Associate- Alzheimer's Disease

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7121066 (Ref:14388-en_US)

Posted: January 13, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Jankowsky lab seeks a postdoctoral fellow to probe the basic biology of a lysosomal protein associated with dementia. Loss of this protein accelerates neuropathology and cognitive decline in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. We now want to determine how distinct cell types contribute to this phenotype by studying primary neurons and microglia in vitro during exposure to disease-associated protein aggregates. We are also beginning to dissect basic structural motifs of this protein with the goal of clarifying its endogenous function at the lysosome. New team members will work with a team of students and postdocs tackling various aspects of lysosomal biology in aging and neurological disease. You can learn more about our lab and ongoing projects at our website:


The laboratory is located at the main Baylor College of Medicine campus which enjoys a vibrant and collegial scientific environment. BCM itself is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 1,000-acre complex of over 50 independent institutions within easy access. Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is home to a diverse international population. The city offers great restaurants, a warm climate, and affordable housing.

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarize information needed for particular studies.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments. 
  • Prepares experimental results for publication and oral presentation.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in molecular biology, primary cell culture, and fluorescence microscopy. 
  • Experience with tau biology and mouse models for tauopathy. 
  • Highly self-motivated with outstanding experimental skills. 
  • Able to think independently but also work well in a team.



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:#7121066 (Ref:14388-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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