Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7228623 (Ref:18853-en_US)

Posted: March 15, 2024

Job Description


This two-year postdoctoral fellowship is being offered as part of an NIMH R21 award to study the utility of EEG gamma oscillations as a stratification tool for patients seeking ketamine therapy for major depressive disorder. The fellow will work closely with the MPI’s to develop a rigorous analytical framework based on temporal, spectral, and non-linear approaches to interpreting variability in NMDA receptor antagonism as it relates to ketamine treatment outcome. The objective of the fellowship is for the trainee to develop a strong portfolio of scientific work that will support either a future K-award application or a transition to a related industry position. 

Job Duties

  • Works with the research team to manage the recruitment of patients. 
  • Collects EEG data from patients at our partner clinic location. 
  • Analyzes EEG data and prepare findings for publication, and presentation at national and international conferences. 
  • Manages data archiving for NIH reporting. 
  • Engages in collaborative research activities with other trainees and faculty within the department of psychiatry 
  • Engages in non-didactic teaching activities, including the mentoring of undergraduate research assistants, presentations at journal clubs, and skills demonstrations within the department. 

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in neuroscience, experimental psychology, engineering, computer science, physics, or related field. 
  • The candidate should have experience with collecting and processing biological signals (M/EEG [preferred], EMG, EOG, ERG). Human experience is preferred but exceptional animal research skills will be considered. 
  • Working knowledge of scientific computing languages, including Matlab (preferred), Python, R. 
  • Experience with experiment presentation software (EPrime, Presentation) preferred but not required. 
  • Experience with server computing in the Linux environment (preferred but not 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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