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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine / St-Pierre lab
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships starting immediately in Genetically encoded voltage indicators and other biosensors of neural activity.

The postdoctoral research will be performed in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment with world-class experts and advanced technologies and facilities, which provide unique and ideal career development opportunities for postdocs. Successful candidates will be supervised by Dr. Francois St-Pierre, a recognized leader, and a pioneer in the field of genetically engendered voltage indicators development.

The goals of the St-Pierre lab are to design, characterize, and deploy protein tools to accelerate neuroscience research and broader applications with special focus on the development of genetically encoded fluorescent markers/sensors and optogenetic actuators. Recent representative publications include a Cell paper (Liu et al., Cell 2022) where the development of a new voltage indicator for recording electrical dynamics in awake behaving mice has been reported. For more information, please visit the lab website

The successful candidate will learn how to design and execute quantitative experiments in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment, with the highest standard of ethical, responsible, and rigorous scientific research. The trainee will participate in professional development activities and in collaborative projects and present findings at a prestigious national/international conference, to prepare for the chosen career.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, or protein engineering, synthetic biology, electrophysiology, advanced microscopy, optics, and/or machine learning relevant fields. We are interested in passionate and self-motivated candidates who ask fundamentally important questions and are bold in taking innovative approaches.

Application Instructions:  Please include a recent CV and the contact information for 2 references who can attest to your accomplishments and potential as a scientist. A short cover letter or paragraph explaining your interest in the position and email your application package to wafa.hassen@bcm.edu

Company

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, US, is a health sciences university. The school, located in the middle of the world's largest medical center, is part owner of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, part of the CHI St. Luke's Health system, and has hospital affiliations with: Harris Health System, Texas Children's Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann - The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Menninger Clinic, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Children's Hospital of San Antonio. (Source: Wikipedia).

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