Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7190538 (Ref:17714-en_US)

Posted: November 2, 2023

Job Description


We want to hire an individual who can conduct peroxisomal disease research that will focus on Drosophila models, human disease studies and metabolomic research into peroxisomal disease. Successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience or a related field and previous experiences using Drosophila melanogaster is highly preferred. The candidate is expected to drive and perform research project independently, design and perform biological experiments, and good collaborative skills.

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts scientific experiments.
  • Generates transgenic Drosophila models for peroxisomal genes.
  • Maintains and organizes experimental records of crosses.
  • Collects and analyzes data and conducts confocal imaging.
  • Writes primary research and review manuscripts support grant proposal and grant report submission.
  • Mentors other trainees (e.g. graduate students, undergraduate students, junior postdocs, research technicians).
  • Participates in regulator laboratory and departmental meetings.
  • Performs experiments proposed in NIH grant, R01-NS107733.
  • Writes primary research about peroxisomal diseases and help writing grant proposal with Dr. Wangler.
  • Conducts imaging experiments for DNM1L transgenic flies

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • The applicant must have or will be obtaining a Ph.D. in Genetics, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience or related fields prior to the start day.
  • Previous experiences in working with fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) is preferred but not required.
  • Expertise in molecular biological, biochemical, cell biological techniques will be considered as an advantage.
  • The applicant should have a strong publication record (at least one peer reviewed primary research article) and have experiences in presenting (poster, oral) at national or international meetings.


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:#7190538 (Ref:17714-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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