Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7252827 (Ref.No. 19683-en_US)
Posted: June 6, 2024

Job Description


Dr. Yuqing Huo's laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking a talented post-doctoral associate. The Huo lab is interested in using the system biology to study retinal disorders including diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and aged-related macular degeneration, and to develop innovative treatment strategies. Recently, the Huo lab has made significant progress toward the understanding of these blinding diseases and their research has been published in translational journals. The PI has received multiple NIH grants to study these ocular disorders with animal models. The candidate is expected to develop a highly innovative and effective treatment for these retinopathy by targeting its multiple underlying causes including cellular metabolism, angiogenesis, inflammation, etc. The lab uses the following techniques for this study: histopathology on animal models and human specimens, transcriptome profiling, advanced in vivo imaging in animal models, gene therapy, drug delivery, etc. Prior experience in these areas is preferred. The Huo lab is particularly interested in using the visual system to address post-genomic era challenges (e.g., translate enormous genetic information to functional information). We place emphasis in "Translational Research": from “discovering mechanisms” to “developing innovative treatment strategies” to “moving into clinical trials”. Due to the translational nature of our research, students and postdocs will have good employment opportunities

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Establishes new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Maintains laboratory operations.
  • Supervises research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates should have Ph.D. in life sciences and motivation for high-quality research.
  • Experience with molecular/cellular biology, genetics or biochemistry is preferred.
  • Prior experience in the following areas is preferred: histopathology, transcriptome profiling, advanced in vivo imaging in animal models, gene therapy, and drug delivery.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail.

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.