Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,004-$56,880
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  366

Applications are accepted for a Postdoctoral Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Wehrens, director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Purpose

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

Job Responsibilties


The Wehrens lab focuses on the regulation of cardiac ion channels in normal and diseased hearts, with an emphasis on proteins that modulate intracellular calcium handling.  Current projects focus on deciphering the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, and heart failure.  The lab is also focused on gene therapy and genome editing approaches for the treatment of arrhythmias and heart failure.


* The research will involve all aspects of cloning, recombinant protein expression, isolation of cardiac myocytes, patch-clamping and/or calcium imaging, and in vivo studies in mouse models of cardiac disease

* The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously, and have good paper and grant writing skills.


Required: Resume, List of three references or support letters.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Experience: None required.