Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- Translational Research in Vascular and Neuronal Diseases

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $54,845
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  14557


A well-funded research laboratory at the Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Associate to participate in the exciting and innovative translational research project. The project aims to develop novel drug therapies to treat vascular and neuronal diseases, which involves therapeutic protein target screening, target validation with binding and functional assays in vitro and in vivo, characterization of pathogenic roles and therapeutic potentials, and novel therapy development. Research activities include conducting experiments in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, immunohistochemistry, and animal research. Our recent publications can be found in PubMed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/wei.li.2/bibliography/40172985/public/?sort=date&direction=descending.

We are passionate about mentoring and fostering talented young scholars to develop successful and fruitful careers. Whether your career goals are in academia or industry, we will support you through close collaboration with the mentor or lab members to ensure that you can obtain technical skills, knowledge, and accomplishments that position you well for your future goals. The candidates will have the opportunity to learn all the cutting-edge molecular techniques, including ligandomics screening, therapeutic target validation, and drug design, as well as surgical and non-surgical methods to establish mouse models of ocular vascular diseases. In addition, the candidates will participate in manuscript preparation to publish papers in high-impact journals, attend and present at national/international meetings, and engage in grant writing to apply for the postdoctoral fellowship/young investigator grants.


If interested, please send a CV, a 1-2 page summary/Cover letter describing past accomplishments, and three references, including contact information, to Dr. Wei Li at wei.li4@bcm.edu. Salary is based on NIH recommendation. Positions are available immediately. 

Job Duties

  • Performs animal procedures in our research, including: 
    • intravitreal injection,
    • subretinal injection,
    • corneal surgery 
    • retinal dissection in adult and neonatal mice.
  • Manages mice colony to include husbandry, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • It is preferred that candidates demonstrate scientific productivity with peer-reviewed publications and strong commitment to scientific research.
  • Recipients of recent PhD or MD degree are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants with excellent knowledge in ophthalmology and research skill in animals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in molecular biology, cell biology and/or protein biochemistry is valuable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Prior experience in the following areas is preferred:
    • histopathology,
    • transcriptome profiling,
    • advanced in vivo imaging in animal models,
    • gene therapy, and
    • drug delivery.



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