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Postdoctoral Associate- Bioinformatics of Alzheimer's disease

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Houston, Texas (US)
Per NIH Guidelines
Closing date
29 Nov 2024

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Are you trained in bioinformatics and passionate about deciphering the complexities of dementia? We're seeking a smart and dedicated scientist who can help us gain a broader understanding of neurodegeneration through computational analyses.  In return, we offer a strong environment for learning advanced genetic technology, viral manipulation, molecular biology, and behavioral analyses needed to design and study mouse models of human disease. 


Why consider us?


  • Great training environment - highly collaborative team, strong research infrastructure
  • Supportive advisor, focused on your professional development
  • Opportunity to rapidly impact a range of ongoing research studies
  • Fully-funded position, with the potential to learn grant writing skills
  • Highly diverse city with cultures and food from around the globe
  • Low cost of living relative to other major research centers like Boston and San Francisco  


Help us to expand the range of techniques we can leverage to understand the causes of degenerative disease and design treatments to intervene.  Learn more about our team and our ongoing projects at:


The laboratory is located at the main Baylor College of Medicine campus which enjoys a vibrant and collegial scientific environment.  BCM itself is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 1,000-acre complex of over 50 independent institutions within easy access. Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is home to a diverse international population.  The city offers great restaurants, a warm climate, and affordable housing.

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts smart, impactful experiments to analyze transcriptional consequences of targeted genetic manipulations in mouse models of disease.
  • Leverages expanding single cell and bulk RNA brain transcriptional datasets for comparison with mouse findings.
  • Carefully collects, exhaustively analyzes, and thoughtfully interprets experimental results to conclusively test hypotheses, identify limitations, and define next steps.
  • Plunders the literature for new ideas, methods, and resources.
  • Communicates the rationale, design, outcome, and impact of our work to others in the field in clear prose and visually effective figures

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in bioinformatics

  • Strong understanding of molecular biology 

  • Familiarity with neurodegenerative disease biology and mouse models for these disorders 

  • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and independent, but also able to collaborate effectively.


Additional Information:   The appointment is for an initial term of one year, with the expectation of continued support pending successful progress.  The position comes with competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.  The start date is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Application Documents:  CV including contact information for 3 references

Applicant Instructions

With your application, please submit a resume/CV, including contact information for 3 references.



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

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