Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7189090 (Ref:17686-en_US)

Posted: October 28, 2023

Job Description


We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work in a highly collaborative lab on human models of disease.

Job Duties

  • Leads and contributes to the development of iPSCs for studies of Parkinson's disease, including generating iPSCs, performing gene editing for four genes identified as risk factors for Parkinson's disease, selecting, validating, and performing experiments.
  • Collaborates with other investigators to design single-cell experiments and interprets findings across different models (fruit fly, mouse, human models), and generate new biological insights.
  • Develops robust pipelines for gene editing of human iPSCs and characterization of derived 2D and 3D models.
  • Contributes to the writing and preparation of research papers, grant applications, and presentations for both scientific and lay audiences.
  • Maintains an active role in the academic community by attending and presenting at relevant conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in stem cell biology or neurobiology
  • At least 1 year postdoctoral experience working on brain organoid models
  • Expertise in iPSC technology
  • Expertise in gene editing and generating isogenic controls


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:#7189090 (Ref:17686-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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