Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Variable
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,004 - $55,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2110

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, genetics, and human disease research. Our laboratory focuses on understanding the regulation of neural circuit development and function in disorders such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, and autism. We utilize multiple approaches including fruit fly and mouse models, state-of-the art imaging, transcriptomics, electrophysiology, molecular biology, genetics, and behavioral techniques.

Job Duties

On-going projects address fundamental questions about the transcriptional regulation of inhibitory neuronal development and function in neural circuits, and the role of their dysfunction in highly-prevalent 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.


  • Strong foundation and publication record in neuroscience, genetics, 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 gene expression profiling
  • Prior experience in mouse or fruit fly genetics and neuroscience preferred
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, or related fields.


Application Documents

1.        Resume/CV

2.       Letter of Interest

3.       Please have a list of references, including your research mentor, available upon request





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