Staff Scientist - Neuroscience (90002091)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7092219 (Ref:10040-en_US)

Posted: January 13, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A staff scientist position is available in the Marshall Lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. The lab will study mechanisms of internal mechanosensation in health and disease. Sensory neurons that detect mechanical force are critical for a variety of physiological processes, like blood pressure regulation, digestion, and urination. We will use a wide range of techniques, including microscopy, electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and behavioral testing to identify how the peripheral and central nervous system encode mechanical cues and to understand how they impact physiology and behavior. This position is located at the main Baylor College of Medicine campus, in the Texas Medical Center in the Department of Neuroscience.

Job Duties

  • Plan, direct and carry out research experiments. •
  • Oganize, evaluate, and analyze data.
  • Will attain expertise in surgical and behavioral techniques for their own work and to support other lab members’ research.
  • Develop novel assays and learn new techniques to meet scientific goals.
  • Will write and maintain lab animal protocols and help ensure other lab members know and follow these protocols.
  • Responsible for training new lab members in research techniques.
  • Manage daily lab activities and operations. This will include collaborating with the lab technician to order supplies, receive shipments and organize supplies. 
  • Oversee the mouse colony, which will include animal husbandry, tagging, isolating mouse DNA and genotyping using PCR, and maintaining colony records.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or a related biological science discipline



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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Job posting number:#7092219 (Ref:10040-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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