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Molecular and Human Genetics
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Per NIH Guidelines
The Chen laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine seeks a talented and self-driven Postdoctoral Associate to join our group. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative team of scientists to elucidate genetics underlying inherited human retinal diseases through integrative analysis of large scale genomics, epigenomics, and single cell omics datasets from both human and model organisms. These positions are funded by NIH R01s.
One of the significant gaps in our current understanding of inherited human retinal degenerative disorders is that mutations cannot be identified for about 30% of the patients. To address this gap, we have recruited over 7,000 patients with inherited retinal disease and performed comprehensive genomic sequencing. The perspective postdoc fellow will focus on interpretation of this vast dataset through working closely with other lab members to combine both experimental and computational approaches for novel mutations and candidate disease gene discovery and follow up studies. Our group provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary research focusing on genetics and genomics in the visual system. Members in our group have diverse backgrounds, such as genetics, medicine, engineering, computer, and statistics. Many cutting-edge technologies are utilized in our research, such as next-generation sequencing, single cell multi-omics, and deep learning, in combination with cell culture, retinal organoid, and mice and non-human primate models, offering excellent opportunities in cross-training to further expand your skills.
- 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.
- MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
- No experience required.
- The successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Genetics, Genomics, Molecular and Cell biology, or other related disciplines.
- Previous experience in molecular diagnosis and human genetics is a plus.
- Experiences in the visual system is desired but not required.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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