Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $52,704-$55,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  618

Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the nation, the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) and Baylor College of Medicine provide a vibrant environment to facilitate collaborations between labs and promote dynamic interactions between basic researchers and clinicians. The NRI is dedicated to research aimed at understanding normal brain function and the pathogeneses of neurological disorders. The multidisciplinary, interactive environment of the NRI and department encourages collaborations between investigators with complementary expertise, providing an enriched environment for the postdoctoral fellow to develop their independent research program.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional

Job Responsibilties

The laboratory of Dr. Mingshan Xue (https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs/mingshan-xue)  in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position. The postdoctoral fellow will work in one or both of the following two areas: 1) Investigate the synaptic mechanisms of cortical circuits in mice; 2) Study the dysfunctions of cortical circuits in novel mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders. The postdoctoral fellow is also strongly encouraged to develop his/her independent research program in the general area of cortical circuit and neurodevelopmental disorder. While previous experience in neuroscience is desired, we are also interested in individuals with a broad range of expertise. Preferred applicants should have a strong research record in one or more of the following areas: in vivo two-photon imaging, in vivo electrophysiology, and animal behavior. Applicants with a background in math, physics, or computer science are also encouraged to apply.


Applicants should submit a cover letter stating research experience and interest, a CV, and a list of 3 referees as a single PDF file.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Experience: None required.





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