Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $56,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  6575


We are seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to join the de Paiva lab. The focus of the lab is the understanding of how the microbiome influences the ocular surface.  Candidates should hold an MD or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in immunology, molecular biology, microbiology, or related field and have published in a peer-reviewed journal (s). Prior experience using a mouse as a model system is recommended. Previous experience in ophthalmology or immunology is a plus. Candidates must have good communication skills and are willing to work with other lab members as a team. Expertise in the application and adaptation of numerous research techniques and procedures is also required. Successful candidates will have a solid passion for conducting independent scientific research and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, or related fields.
  • Previous experience in ocular or immunology research.
  • Proficiency with experimental design and analysis.
  • Performing basic molecular techniques like PCR, qPCR, western blots, and IHC.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently while also part of a dynamic research team.
  • English writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, GraphPad Prism, and FlowJo.
  • Experience in mouse immunology/mouse ophthalmology.
  • Ability to work comfortably and collaboratively with a diverse group of researchers.