Postdoctoral Associate- Preeclampsia

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7160359 (Ref:16653-en_US)

Posted: July 26, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the role of complement activation in preeclampsia pathology. Our laboratory aims to understand, at the molecular level, how dysregulated complement activation during pregnancy contributes to 1) maternal complications associated with preeclampsia and 2) short- and long-term health and disease of fetus/offspring. We will employ in vitro, cell culture, and rodent animal models to understand the complex interplay between complement activation and maternal/fetal molecular physiology.


Application documents required:
A cover letter stating research interests, updated resume, and contact details of 3 references.

Job Duties

  • Plans and conducts basic and advanced experiments under the guidance of PIs.
  • Performs bench work using various basic and advanced biology techniques.
  • Collaborates with other members in the laboratory for different research projects.
  • Participates in data collection, processing, discussion, analysis, and reporting.
  • Participates in manuscript preparation, presenting in national and international conferences and help write grants applications.
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Participates in weekly lab meetings to present own data in progress and to discuss data presented by other members of the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences/Biochemistry/Reproductive Sciences/Biology
  • Recent Ph.D. degree with less than 2 years of experience
  • Knowledge and at least superficial work experience in high throughput screening techniques such as RNASseq, and proteomics
  • Experience in animal handling


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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