Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

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Postdoctoral Affiliate


Molecular and Human Genetics


Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Houston, TX

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The Chen laboratory within the Division of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor Faculty of Drugs seeks a proficient and self-driven Postdoctoral Affiliate to affix our group. The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative crew of scientists to elucidate genetics underlying inherited human retinal ailments by means of integrative evaluation of huge scale genomics, epigenomics, and single cell omics datasets from each human and mannequin organisms. These positions are funded by NIH R01s.


One of many important gaps in our present understanding of inherited human retinal degenerative issues is that mutations can’t be recognized for about 30% of the sufferers. To handle this hole, we’ve recruited over 7,000 sufferers with inherited retinal illness and carried out complete genomic sequencing. The angle postdoc fellow will deal with interpretation of this huge dataset by means of working carefully with different lab members to mix each experimental and computational approaches for novel mutations and candidate illness gene discovery and comply with up research. Our group supplies a superb atmosphere for interdisciplinary analysis specializing in genetics and genomics within the visible system. Members in our group have various backgrounds, corresponding to genetics, drugs, engineering, pc, and statistics. Many cutting-edge applied sciences are utilized in our analysis, corresponding to next-generation sequencing, single cell multi-omics, and deep studying, together with cell tradition, retinal organoid, and mice and non-human primate fashions, providing wonderful alternatives in cross-training to additional increase your expertise.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialised and superior analysis experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes information.
  • Establishes new analysis protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes analysis findings and publish leads to analysis journals. 
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises analysis employees.

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • MD or Ph.D. in Primary Science, Well being Science, or a associated discipline.
  • No expertise required.

Most well-liked {Qualifications}

  • The profitable candidates ought to maintain a Ph.D. or equal in Genetics, Genomics, Molecular and Cell biology, or different associated disciplines.
  • Earlier expertise in molecular analysis and human genetics is a plus.  
  • Experiences within the visible system is desired however not required.



Baylor Faculty of Drugs is an Equal Alternative/Affirmative Motion/Equal Entry Employer.




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