Title:  Instructor

Division:  Neuroscience
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Requisition ID:  3285

The Jankowsky laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine seeks an experienced slice electrophysiologist to study circuit plasticity in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.  The position offers the opportunity to learn mouse genetics, viral transgenesis, and behavioral analysis from our group, in return, we seek someone who can bring cortico-hippocampal neurophysiology to this and other projects ongoing in the lab.     

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline and be skilled in whole-cell patch clamp and extracellular field potential recordings from acute brain slices, ideally with a background in hippocampal synaptic plasticity.  Applicants should be highly self-motivated, have outstanding experimental skills, and be able to think and work independently.  Effective communication and collaboration is essential to the success of this project and will be required for this position.

Compensation up to $65,000/year commensurate with experience, and possibility of promotion to a semi-independent position.  

The laboratory is located at the main Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) campus which enjoys a vibrant and collegial scientific environment.  BCM itself is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 1,000-acre complex of over 50 independent institutions within easy access. Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is home to a diverse international population.  The city offers great restaurants, a warm climate, and affordable housing.


Additional Information: 
The appointment is for an initial term of one year, with the expectation of continued support pending successful progress.  The position comes with competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. 


For more information about the lab and our research, please visit https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs/joanna-jankowsky

Required Application Documents:  Resume/CV, including contact information for 3 references

Job Duties
  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Prepares experimental results for publication and oral presentation
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications


  • Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline.
  • Postdoctoral training in neuronal physiology
  • >5 years' experience in whole-cell patch clamp and/or extracellular field potential recordings from acute brain slices
  • Highly self-motivated with outstanding experimental skills.
  • Able to think independently but also work well in a team.


  • Expertise in neurophysiology of the hippocampal tri-synaptic loop





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