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Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Houston, Texas (US)
Per NIH Guidelines
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Baylor College of Medicine is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct original research in Wastewater Epidemiology of the Human Virome. This is a moon-shot, high reward project using the latest molecular and computational approaches to identify a broad range of viruses of human origin from wastewater samples, including those associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, substance abuse, and seasonal respiratory illness. The work is in part funded by the National Institute of Health and works closely with the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute. The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of molecular biology and genomics, demonstrated success as a recent PhD graduate, creative out-of-the box thinking, and willingness to join and work with a large, highly collaborative research team exploring everything from global viral monitoring, computational biology, phage therapeutics and new vaccine discovery.

Job Duties

  • Generates new experimental paradigms; be able to design controlled experiments.
  • Analyzes molecular data including computational tools associated with sequence information and protein antigen design.
  • Maintains knowledge of latest literature; participates in group meetings to discuss findings.
  • Writes scientific manuscripts and grants. 
  • Presents one’s research results and attend conferences

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred expertise in molecular biology, civic engineering associated with WBE, bacteriology/microbiology, and genomics.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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