Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,004 - $53,184
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  1341

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine seeks a highly qualified and motivated Postdoctoral Associate.

A postdoctoral position is available to study the immunological factors mediating arboviral neuroinvasive disease.  The postdoc will examine pathogen-host interactions using immunological assays in a Biosafety Level 3 environment. The postdoc will be expected to perform several cellular, molecular and biochemical techniques including histology, microscopy, flow cytometry, and quantitative real-time PCR.

Job Responsibilities


  • Assay development and characterization of immunological factors that affect neuroinvasive arboviral infections using assays such as: flow cytometry, ELISA.
  • Participate in animal studies, including daily sampling for 14 days. 
  • Work with drafting, reviewing, and editing manuscripts and grants.
  • Troubleshooting of laboratory tasks as necessary if problems arise.
  • Communicate with various members of different units as necessary as the project progresses.
  • Contribute to the cleanliness of the laboratory environment.
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation practices.
  • Excellent at preparing project updates and presenting at project meetings.
  • Keep an appropriate inventory of supplies and reagents for the project and communicate ordering needs in a timely manner
  • Must be willing to work in high-containment facility.
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D in Biology or related field

Experience: A strong background in immunology and experience with flow cytometry is required.


Strong organizational skills, work ethic, and demonstrated oral/written communication skills are desirable.





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