Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- Neuroscience/Genetics

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $54,840
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  10700


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, which is  engaged in basic and translational neuroscience, genetics, and human disease research. Our laboratory focuses on understanding neural circuit development and function, inhibitory neurobiology, and synaptic function in neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, and autism. 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

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 publishes results in research journals. 
  • Responsible for 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

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



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