Instructor - Neurology - Administration (90002100)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7066287 (Ref.No. 3761-en_US)
Posted: May 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Neurology, Administration is seeking a highly motivated and accomplished Drosophila geneticist to join our research team. We integrate human and fly genetic approaches to investigate mechanisms of susceptibility and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Participation in national and international human genomics consortia create remarkable opportunities to enhance gene discovery and functional validation using Drosophila. Current areas of interest include endo-lysosomal sorting, RNA metabolism/splicing, neuronal cell adhesion, and synaptic mechanisms. The most promising genetic pathways are also being pursued in mouse genetic models. Our location at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute in Houston create an unparalleled environment for synergy in human and model organism genetic studies in neurodegenerative disease.

The Instructor is a faculty-level position in the established laboratory of Joshua Shulman, M.D., Ph.D. Organizational and writing skills and attention to detail are essential. The Instructor will be instrumental to help develop overall research strategy and maximize laboratory productivity. They will join as co-investigators on incipient and ongoing funded projects, and will also have opportunities to develop an independent funding and research portfolio, as appropriate.

Job Duties
  • Design, perform, record experiments that align with the main objectives of the laboratory either independently or in collaboration with other researchers.
  • Standardize and improve currently used techniques as well as develop, set-up and verify new procedures in the laboratory.
  • Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility assessments.
  • Draft, write and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles and abstracts. Assist in writing applications for extramural funding.
  • Present at local, national and international scientific meetings.
  • Train and supervise laboratory personnel as appropriate, including research technicians and graduate students.
Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. and 4 or more years of relevant postdoctoral experience and expertise inDrosophila genetics, with evidence of a strong publication record.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


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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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