Postdoctoral Associate- Neurodevelopmental Disease

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7181403 (Ref:17248-en_US)

Posted: September 22, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The postdoctoral fellow will lead innovative research projects focused on studying the molecular convergence of neurodevelopmental disease, including autism, intellectual disability, and epilepsy.  Almost 30% of genes implicated in neurodevelopmental disease encode transcriptional regulators. It is likely that many of these genes converge on shared downstream pathways, the identification of which could dramatically accelerate drug discovery. To identify these pathways, the postdoctoral fellow will use human iPSC-derived neurons and cutting-edge approaches, including single-cell RNA-seq, chromatin profiling, and electrophysiology assays.

Job Duties

  • Plans and conducts experiments, analyzes data, and prepares publications describing results.
  • Helps in training and mentoring of lab personnel, including graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Maintains good communication with lab leader and members.
  • Reads and evaluates literature

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in genomics, neuroscience, or related field.
  • Single-cell RNA-sequencing experience.
  • Experience with stem cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, and electrophysiology.
  • Experience with R or Python.


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:#7181403 (Ref:17248-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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