Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7152065 (Ref:16033-en_US)

Posted: June 6, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The St-Pierre lab develops and applies new tools for perturbing and imaging the brain. We develop fluorescent indicators of neural activity (e.g., voltage indicators), light-gated proteins to control neural activity (e.g., optogenetic silencers), photostable fluorescent proteins (e.g., mGold YFP), and genetic circuits to control protein expression (e.g., Equalizers). For example, we reported in Cell last year a new voltage indicator for recording electrical dynamics in awake behaving mice. We are looking for a motivated, organized, creative, and resourceful scientist with expertise in a relevant discipline including protein engineering, synthetic biology, electrophysiology, advanced microscopy, optics, and/or machine learning. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge molecular technologies, learn new skills, and be part of an enjoyable workplace. The St-Pierre lab values inclusivity and diversity.

Job Duties

  • Conducts research projects, both independently and with others. 
  • Purchases, sets up and maintains equipment necessary to conduct the research project.
  • Teaches techniques, procedures, and experimental design to other members of the lab.  
  • Communicates research results during our group meetings and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must have published or submitted a minimum of 1 first-author paper in a high-impact peer-reviewed English-language journal. Co-first authors are accepted. If you have a first-author manuscript in preparation (but not submitted), please include it in your CV (with the mention “in prep”) or in a cover letter.

Applicant Instructions

Please include (1) a recent CV, (2) a short cover letter including (a) 1-2 paragraphs explaining your interest in the position, and (b) 2 references who can attest to your accomplishments and potential as a scientist. Please include your Ph.D. advisor as one of the two references (If there is an issue with including her/him, please mention this in your cover letter and Dr. St-Pierre can discuss privately). 

 

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:#7152065 (Ref:16033-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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