Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7195200 (Ref:17845-en_US)

Posted: November 20, 2023

Job Description


The Chen laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine seeks a talented and self-driven Postdoctoral Associate to join our group. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative team of scientists to elucidate genetics underlying inherited human retinal diseases through integrative analysis of large scale genomics, epigenomics, and single cell omics datasets from both human and model organisms. These positions are funded by NIH R01s.


One of the significant gaps in our current understanding of inherited human retinal degenerative disorders is that mutations cannot be identified for about 30% of the patients. To address this gap, we have recruited over 7,000 patients with inherited retinal disease and performed comprehensive genomic sequencing. The perspective postdoc fellow will focus on interpretation of this vast dataset through working closely with other lab members to combine both experimental and computational approaches for novel mutations and candidate disease gene discovery and follow up studies. Our group provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary research focusing on genetics and genomics in the visual system. Members in our group have diverse backgrounds, such as genetics, medicine, engineering, computer, and statistics. Many cutting-edge technologies are utilized in our research, such as next-generation sequencing, single cell multi-omics, and deep learning, in combination with cell culture, retinal organoid, and mice and non-human primate models, offering excellent opportunities in cross-training to further expand your skills.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • The successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Genetics, Genomics, Molecular and Cell biology, or other related disciplines.
  • Previous experience in molecular diagnosis and human genetics is a plus.  
  • Experiences in the visual system is desired but not required.



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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Job posting number:#7195200 (Ref:17845-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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