Postdoctoral Fellow Biology

Postdoctoral Fellow Biology

Position Overview
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Biology at Baylor University to study different molecular mechanisms involved in the role of calcium binding proteins in the inner ear. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities. Previous publications should demonstrate expertise in the areas of calcium signaling, tissue and cell culture, patch clamping, molecular biology and transgenic mouse models, while experience with in vitro assays and FRET will be considered beneficial. Applicant will be expected to apply for extramural funding at the end of one year. If not already a citizen or permanent resident, applicant should be eligible for permanent residency.

Applicants should hold a doctorate degree in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, or a related area and have an interest in the molecular and cell biology of hearing and balance.

Applicants are required to submit a research statement, CV, and contact information for three references. To apply for this position, please go to

Position Summary
The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in research studies of the molecular mechanisms associated with hearing and deafness and specifically support the completion, analyses, and publication of experiments in the lab of the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of Biology.

Level of Independence:
The post-doctoral fellow should have demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision. Demonstration of the scientific knowledge and creativity to author publications in scientific journals. Demonstrated ability to perform and trouble-shoot experiments.

About Baylor
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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