Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7183674 (Ref:17338-en_US)

Posted: September 30, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Baylor College of Medicine is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct original research in Wastewater Epidemiology of the Human Virome. This is a moon-shot, high reward project using the latest molecular and computational approaches to identify a broad range of viruses of human origin from wastewater samples, including those associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome, substance abuse, and seasonal respiratory illness. The work is in part funded by the National Institute of Health and works closely with the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute. The ideal candidate will have substantial knowledge of molecular biology and genomics, demonstrated success as a recent PhD graduate, creative out-of-the box thinking, and willingness to join and work with a large, highly collaborative research team exploring everything from global viral monitoring, computational biology, phage therapeutics and new vaccine discovery.

Job Duties

  • Generates new experimental paradigms; be able to design controlled experiments.
  • Analyzes molecular data including computational tools associated with sequence information and protein antigen design.
  • Maintains knowledge of latest literature; participates in group meetings to discuss findings.
  • Writes scientific manuscripts and grants. 
  • Presents one’s research results and attend conferences

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred expertise in molecular biology, civic engineering associated with WBE, bacteriology/microbiology, and genomics.


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:#7183674 (Ref:17338-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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