Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7159776 (Ref:16608-en_US)

Posted: July 22, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The research projects in our group focus on investigating the essential neural mechanisms underlying aberrant eating behavior, energy expenditure, glucose metabolism that can contribute to obesity and metabolic disease. We are highly interested in identifying novel neural circuits, neuron populations, molecules and signaling pathways that are critical for control of energy homeostasis using various molecular, genetic, and viral approaches, including in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging, viral gene delivery, opto- and chemical genetic and pharmacological methods, transgenic rodents, molecular/cellular neurobiology, gene sequencing, biochemistry. We aim to develop novel, highly effective, and translational strategies to treat obesity and metabolic diseases. More information about our research can be found by visiting: . Individuals with expertise in one or multiple of the following aspects: Patch-clamp electrophysiology, rodent behavior study, RNA-sequencing, proteomics, or other multi-omics studies, are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with renowned researchers and gain hands-on experience in a vibrant and collaborative research environment. Additionally, the postdoctoral fellow will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and resources, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking within the scientific community.

Job Duties

  • Conducts independent research projects.
  • Designs and performs experiments, analyzes data, and interprets results.
  • Presents findings at national and international conferences and publish research articles in reputable scientific journals.
  • Collaborates with other researchers and contribute to ongoing projects.
  • Mentors and supervises junior lab members, including graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, prior experience in studying neural regulation of systemic metabolism.
  • Prior experience in frequently used techniques in neuroscience research, such as in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging, viral gene delivery, opto- and chemical genetic and pharmacological methods, transgenic rodents, etc.
  • Prior experience in RNA-sequencing, proteomics, or metabolomics studies.
  • Excellent written/oral communication and organizational skills.


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:#7159776 (Ref:16608-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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