Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7103942 (Ref:12128-en_US)

Posted: June 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Williams lab at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a passionate and motivated postdoctoral fellow to help our young lab grow. Our research focuses on early embryonic and neural development using genetic, live imaging, and synthetic embryology approaches in zebrafish. The ability to drive an independent project forward and collaborate with others is essential. This position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and applicants with embryology and/or molecular biology experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments using zebrafish embryos and embryonic explants. This may include, but is not limited to:
    • molecular cloning,
    • generating mutant and transgenic zebrafish strains,
    • genomic and transcriptomic analysis, 
    • microscopy.
  • Evaluates, analyzes, and interprets data and generates figures thereof.
  • Establishes new research protocols and/or refines existing protocols required for specific research projects.
  • Summarizes research findings to be presented at conferences and published in research journals.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and confer with principal investigator.
  • Presents and discusses results of experiments in laboratory group meeting sessions.
  • Presents findings of their research in CPEH departmental meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with molecular biology and/or embryology is desirable, but we are happy to provide training in necessary laboratory skills.



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.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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