Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Job title:

Postdoctoral Associate


Baylor College of Medicine

Job description

Baylor College of Medicine is located in the vibrant Texas Medical Center, which is home to multiple cutting-edge biomedical research institutions and provides a rich and stimulating research environment. The Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology is a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative unit with strong emphasis on basic and translational research.A Postdoctoral position on understanding viral diversity and pathogenesis of mucosal gastrointestinal infections is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sashi Ramani in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology. The Postdoc will also be involved in collaborative projects with Dr. Atmar and Dr. Estes on the analysis of 16S rRNA and WGS microbiome and virome datasets from clinical samples and will include deployment and development of state – of – the – art analysis pipelines. TThe Postdoc will also utilize organoid cultures to functionally assess how the microbiome and virome influence viral pathogenesis. Our research groups have pioneered use a human organoid cultures for discovering mechanisms that regulate host-virus interactions and pathogenesis of human enteric virus. We employ a broad array of techniques including virological assays, molecular biology, immunology, genetic modification of cells, and glycobiology to discover on a mechanistic level how microbiome/host interactions influence replication and pathogenesis of clinically relevant human enteric viruses. Our overall goals are to identify new methods to treat and prevent infections.Job Duties

  • Designs, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Works both independently and in conjunction with others who are part of the collaborative research teams.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings in lab meetings and local and NIH-sponsored meetings.
  • Acquires exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Presents research findings at national meetings.
  • Publishes results in research journals.
  • Trains students and other team members.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D or MD, Ph.D in biomedical sciences.
  • Strong background in virology, molecular biology, cell biology and micrbiome studies.
  • Strong organization skills and highly motivated.
  • Previous experience with NexGen data and ‘omics’ analyses are strongly desired.
  • Previous experience in mucosal viral infections in cell cultures is ideal.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.Requisition ID: 19337Baylor 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. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Expected salary

$63000 per year


Houston, TX

Job date

Mon, 06 May 2024 04:05:50 GMT

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