Job Description
Job Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- Cerebellum Research
Division:  Pediatrics
Work Arrangement: 
Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range :  Per NIH Guidelines
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Work Schedule: 


A postdoctoral associate position is available in the NIH-funded laboratory of Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, which is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. We are seeking a highly motivated research scientist to join our team engaged in basic and translational neuroscience and genetics research. Our laboratory focuses on understanding neural circuit development and function, inhibitory neurobiology, cerebellar neural circuits, and synaptic function in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy, autism, ataxia, and leukoencephalopathies. We utilize multiple approaches including fruit fly and mouse models, genomic sequencing for disease gene discovery, state-of-the art imaging, transcriptomics, electrophysiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, and behavioral techniques. 

On-going projects address fundamental questions about the transcriptional regulation of inhibitory neuronal development and function in neural circuits, the role of cerebellar circuit dysfunction, and disrupted gene regulatory networks in neurologic disorders. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic neuroscience and genetics research with translational clinical efforts in a highly collaborative and stimulating environment located in the nation’s largest research and medical center – Texas Medical Center.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong foundation and publication record in neuroscience, genetics, neurophysiology, transcriptomics, or developmental biology
  • Candidate needs to have one of the two following areas of expertise: (1) electrophysiology and neural circuit analysis, or (2) transcriptomics and sequencing approaches.
  • Prior experience in mouse or fruit fly genetics and neuroscience research preferred

Application Documents


  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Please have a list of references, including your research mentor, available upon request




Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Requisition ID:  16491