Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7173776 (Ref:17023-en_US)

Posted: August 26, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A funded postdoctoral position in stem cell biology and regeneration is available in the lab of Dr. Blair Benham-Pyle ( at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. The Benham-Pyle laboratory leverages the remarkable regenerative capacity of the planarian flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea to study stem cells, aging, regeneration, and cancer prevention.


The successful candidate will work on molecular mechanisms underlying adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation during wound healing. The studies will include bulk and single-cell multi-omics, RNAi screens, and advanced methods in whole mount in situ hybridization, with optional expansion of studies into mammalian cell culture and transgenic disease models. The position offers excellent career development opportunities, as well as opportunities for high-impact publication and attendance at international conferences. Finally, the successful candidate will support a diverse, open, and collaborative research training environment for all lab members and colleagues.


We are seeking enthusiastic scientists interested in exploring a range of emergent questions in stem cell biology, cancer prevention, and tissue regeneration. PhD Degree, writing and presentation skills, and a track record of peer-reviewed publication is required. Experience in stem and developmental cell biology, molecular and cell biology techniques, and genomics are desirable.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings in regular lab meetings and present findings at national/international meetings.
  • Publishes research results via pre-prints and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Engages in annual IDP meetings with faculty to discuss research progress and professional goals.
  • Supports the mentorship and training of other lab members.

Minimum Qualifications

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


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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