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:  $53,760 - $64,008
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5269


The postdoc associate will work with Dr. Yong Xu at Baylor College of Medicine (https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/yong-xu-33470) to lead scientific research projects investigating how the brain regulates the whole body metabolism. The candidate will be involved in the designing, implementation and troubleshooting of experiments, collection and interpretation of data, and writing manuscripts or abstracts to report the discoveries in the forms of journal publications or conference communications. The postdoc associate will also help train junior investigators in the group, e.g. graduate students, summer students, and other staff.


Job Duties

  • Perform literature search to identify the gap of knowledge in the field of brain control of metabolism.
  • Develop testable hypotheses and design scientific experiments to test these hypotheses.
  • Implement the experiments that involve various research skills, e.g. stereotaxic injections, mouse genetics, optogenetics, fiber photometry, electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, Western Blot, qPCR, molecular cloning, etc.
  • Collect and analyze data, and generate graphic presentations of the results.
  • Compose manuscripts, abstracts, posters or PowerPoint presentations for publications or other scientific communications.
  • Provide hands on training to other lab members (e.g. graduate students, summer students and lab staff) on various experimental skills as mentioned above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in biology, physiology, neuroscience, endocrinology or other related discipline.





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