Postdoctoral Associate- Genetically Encoded Voltage Indicators

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7198783 (Ref:17972-en_US)

Posted: December 6, 2023

Job Description


The Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships starting immediately in Genetically encoded voltage indicators and other biosensors of neural activity.


The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts and advanced technologies and facilities, which provide unique and ideal career development opportunities for postdocs. Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Francois St-Pierre, a recognized leader, and a pioneer in the field of genetically engendered voltage indicators development.


The goals of the St-Pierre lab are to design, characterize, and deploy protein tools to accelerate neuroscience research and broader applications with special focus on the development of genetically encoded fluorescent markers/sensors and optogenetic actuators. Recent representative publications include a Cell paper (Liu et al., Cell 2022) where the development of a new voltage indicator for recording electrical dynamics in awake behaving mice has been reported. For more information, please visit the lab website.


The successful candidate will learn how to design and execute quantitative experiments in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment, with the highest standard of ethical, responsible, and rigorous scientific research. The trainee will participate in professional development activities and in collaborative projects and present findings at a prestigious national/international conference, to prepare for the chosen career.

Job Duties

  • Conducts research projects, both independently and with others.
  • Purchases, sets up and maintains equipment necessary to conduct the research project.
  • Teaches techniques, procedures, and experimental design to other members of the lab.
  • Communicates research results during our group meetings and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates must have published or submitted a minimum of 1 first-author paper in a high-impact peer-reviewed English-language journal. Co-first authors are accepted. If you have a first-author manuscript in preparation (but not submitted), please include it in your CV (with the mention “in prep”) or in a cover letter.

Application Instructions

Please include a recent CV and the contact information for 2 references who can attest to your accomplishments and potential as a scientist. A short cover letter or paragraph explaining your interest in the position and email your application package to [email protected]



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:#7198783 (Ref:17972-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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