Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $52,704
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5864

Job Purpose

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of George Rodney, Ph.D. in the Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. The studies within Dr. Rodney's lab focus on the molecular signaling of skeletal muscle disease, in particular the molecular signaling of reactive oxygen species and Ca2+ signaling pathway in muscular dystrophy. The project will involve mouse models of muscular dystrophy, in vitro skeletal myocyte studies and biochemical analysis of signaling pathways relating to Ca2+ handling and lysosome function.


The lab uses molecular biology and biochemical techniques, confocal fluorescent imaging, fluorescent detection of reactive oxygen species production, immuno-fluorescence imaging, in-vivo electroporation of cDNA constructs, along with in-vitro and in-vivo force measurements to assess sub-cellular reactive oxygen species production, Ca2+ signaling, and excitation-contraction coupling, in skeletal and cardiac muscle.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Prepare manuscripts.
  • Assist with grant preparations.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Origin or other statistical/graphing software is desired but not required.
  • The strongest candidates will possess extensive experience with the use of mouse models, fluorescent imaging, live cell imaging, electrophysiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and have strong quantitative/computational skills.
  • Attention to detail, a strong work ethic, excellent communication and organizational skills, and an ability to work as a member of a team is critical.


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