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Research Associate

at Baylor College of Medicine

Pay: up to $60000/year
TX</b><br><br><br><b>up to $60,000</b><br><br>Employment Duration:<br><b>Full-time</b><br><br>Staff Job Category:<br><b>Hot Job
Posted: 3/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 18136
Keywords: research, laboratory

Job Description

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BCM Department:


Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Salary Range:
up to $60,000

Employment Duration:

Staff Job Category:
Hot Job, Research/Scientific

The laboratory of Dr. Mingshan Xue ( in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) is seeking applicants for a research associate. The NRI is dedicated to research aimed at understanding normal brain function and the pathogeneses of neurological disorders. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the NRI provides a vibrant environment to facilitate collaborations between labs and promote dynamic interactions between basic researchers and clinicians.

This individual will work in one of the following two areas:

  • Investigate the synaptic mechanisms of cortical circuits in mice;
  • Study the pathogenesis of novel neurodevelopmental disorders using mouse models.

This individual is expected to utilize a range of approaches including two-photon imaging, super resolution imaging, electrophysiology, optogenetics, molecular biology, and animal behavior.


  • Master's degree in a basic science. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted. 
  • Three years of directly related experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.


  • Strong research record in one or more of the following areas: imaging, biochemistry and protein engineering, electrophysiology, molecular genetics, or animal behavior. 
  • Previous experience in neuroscience is desired, we are also interested in individuals with a broad range of expertise.
  • Applicants with a background in math, physics, or computer science are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating research experience and interest, a CV, and a list of 3 referees as a single PDF file.

The following is a list of the Required and Optional documents for this position. Please be sure to have them ready before you submit your application.

Required Documents:
Resume/CV, Cover Letter, List of References

Optional Documents: