Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7176898 (Ref:17124-en_US)

Posted: September 8, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in Dr. Benjamin Arenkiel’s lab for motivated and interested individuals. The ideal candidate will know or be able to rapidly learn both human and mouse tissue handling, molecular biology techniques, and in vivo genetic manipulations. The candidate is expected to quickly attain the ability to independently plan, perform, and analyze molecular, cellular, and in vivo experiments under the guidance of the PI and in association with other lab members.

Job Duties

  • Plans, performs, and analyzes experiments involving molecular and cellular biology under mentorship of the PI.
  • Performs rodent surgeries.
  • Handles and processes ex vivo human and rodent tissue.
  • Engineers, packages, and utilizes viral vectors to deliver gene therapies.
  • Performs in vivo genetic manipulations.
  • Maintains cell and tissue cultures with both human and rodent tissue and cell lines.
  • Writes manuscripts.
  • Supervises rotating students and undergraduates.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in physiology, genetics, pharmacology, or neuroscience
  • Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques
  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, independent, and cooperative.


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:#7176898 (Ref:17124-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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