Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7126807 (Ref:14909-en_US)

Posted: February 28, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Postdoctoral Associate position associated with the Clinical Metagenomics fellowship is intended to merge the clinical and research aspects of microbiology and metagenomics and prepare individuals for a variety of future career options. Conventional medical microbiology, molecular microbiology, clinical metagenomics, bioinformatics, multi-omic analyses, and microbial ecology, as well as utilizing cutting-edge technology in innovative applications to patient care will be integrated in this position.

Job Duties

  • Researches  and develps new diagnostic tests based on microbiome science and evolving concepts in metagenomic medicine.
  • Conducts WGS-based strain typing (bacterial pathogens) in collaboration with infection control and variant tracking of SARS-COV-2.
  • Conducts multi-omic analyses in various microbiome-focused projects with clinical collaborators.
  • Performs bioinformatics-based development, optimization, and implementation of tools and pipelines.
  • Prepares manuscripts and presentations. - Grant writing and budget projections. - Training of students and clinical fellows in other specialties. - IRB protocol preparation and compliance monitoring.
  • Participates in departmental and Microbiome Center meetings.
  • Follows CITI training for clinical research protocols.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and compliance with clinical laboratory protocols and handling of PHI.
  • Experience in microbiome and/or metagenomic science.



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:#7126807 (Ref:14909-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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