Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- Neuroimmunology

Division:  Huffington Center on Aging
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Per NIH Guidelines
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  16015


A Postdoctoral Associate position in neuroimmunology is available in the lab of Dr. Melanie Samuel at Baylor College of Medicine. 


The mission of our group is to discover brain cell interface molecules to enable circuit repair. To achieve this mission, we leverage integrative cellular and molecular neuroscience technologies to uncover molecules that tune neural outcomes. 


For this position, we seek a Postdoc who will work to discover how neurons and microglia interact to drive neural disease outcomes in mouse models. The candidate will learn and apply cutting edge tools including proteomics, transcriptomics, circuit mapping, 2P imaging, and nanoscopic imaging to understand how disruptions in neural-microglia signaling may contribute the disease.


We are a dynamic group that offers an engaging work environment.

Job Duties

  • Directs a research project on the role of microglia in nervous system development or disease.
    • Designs the research project.
    • Assesses the literature.
    • Conducts experiments.
    • Evaluates and analyzes data.
    • Develops and validates new protocols.
    • Reads and evaluates literature.
    • Writes papers and contributes to grant writing.  

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Neuroscience or related field.
  • Neural and/or immune expertise.
  • Bioinformatics experience is highly preferred as well.
  • Comfortable with the use of mouse models in research. 


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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