Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7214727 (Ref:17896-en_US)

Posted: February 7, 2024

Job Description


The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working in collaboration with the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) to tackle the diagnosis of rare neurological diseases using the fruit fly as a model organism. The UDN physicians identify variants based on sequencing information from patients. The corresponding homologs are then studied in the fruit fly to uncover novel disease-causing genes. He or she will focus on genes that encode neuronal proteins and are associated with neurological disorders in human patients. His work will help us uncover new rare genetic human diseases as well as the underlying mechanisms. PhD is required

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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



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:#7214727 (Ref:17896-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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