Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7121875 (Ref.No. 14426-en_US)
Posted: January 24, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The lab of Dr. Sean Hartig at Baylor College of Medicine focuses on metabolic regulation of gene expression. Baylor College of Medicine, one of the top ranked medical schools in the country, is well known for its exceptional, innovative, and collaborative research environment. We are currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in metabolism and gene regulation to work in our laboratory (Cell Metabolism. 34:1932-1946, 2022). The candidate will likely use a combination of genetic mouse models, flow cytometry, and cell culture to explore how chronic HIV infection and anti-retroviral therapies alter energy balance. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating environment as well as opportunities for growth and career development. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, well organized, manage time effectively, and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. The ideal candidate will be required to conduct experimental research, design one or more specific phases of entire projects, and publish manuscripts as a lead author.  The ideal candidate will be required to conduct experimental research, design one or more specific phases of entire projects, and publish manuscripts as a lead author.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
    • The research topic is on endocrine and metabolic factors that govern liver homeostasis in the context of chronic HIV infection and anti-retroviral therapies.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals. 
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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



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.