Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7228622 (Ref:18841-en_US)

Posted: March 15, 2024

Job Description


One postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Yang He's Laboratory within the Department of Pediatrics-Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. Our team is devoted to unraveling the mechanisms of how central nervous system orchestrates systemic energy balance, aiming to unlock groundbreaking therapies for obesity and metabolic disorders. The research projects in our group delves into the fundamental neural processes that influence eating behavior, energy expenditure, physical activity, glucose metabolism, all of which play pivotal roles in metabolic health. We are highly interested in identifying novel neural mechanisms critical for control of energy homeostasis using various molecular, genetic, and viral approaches, including in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging, viral gene delivery, opto- and chemical genetic and pharmacological methods, transgenic rodents, molecular/cellular neurobiology, omics (transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics), biochemistry. More information about our research can be found by visiting: Individuals with expertise in one or multiple of the following aspects: Patch-clamp electrophysiology, rodent behavior study, RNA-sequencing, proteomics, or other multi-omics studies, are highly encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will benefit from collaborative opportunities with esteemed experts in the field, hands-on experience in a dynamic and supportive research setting, and access to top-tier facilities and resources. This position also offers extensive opportunities for professional growth and networking within the scientific community.

Job Duties

  • Conducts independent research projects.
  • Designs and performs experiments, analyzes data, and interprets results.
  • Presents findings at national and international conferences and publish research articles in reputable scientific journals.
  • Collaborates with other researchers and contribute to ongoing projects.
  • Mentors and supervises junior lab members, including graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in RNA-sequencing, proteomics, or metabolomics studies.
  • Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, prior experience in studying neural regulation of systemic metabolism.
  • Prior experience in frequently used techniques in neuroscience research, such as in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging, viral gene delivery, opto- and chemical genetic and pharmacological methods, transgenic rodents, etc.
  • Excellent written/oral communication and organizational skills.



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:#7228622 (Ref:18841-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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