Postdoctoral Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7247978 (Ref:19574-en_US)

Posted: May 25, 2024

Job Description


A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michael J. Robertson in the Verna & Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology at Baylor College of Medicine.

The Robertson lab’s research focus is in combining cryogenic electron microscopy and molecular dynamics simulations to generate movies of membrane proteins in action and leveraging the resulting insights in dynamics-based drug discovery. We have an opening for a postdoctoral associate with a focus on computational work related to both methods development and G Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) signaling. Applicants with backgrounds in Computational Chemistry, Structural Biology, or Biophysics are preferred, although specific area of expertise is less important than a drive to perform interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge. You must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution, an excellent publication record, efficient time management skills, and a strong work ethic. Most importantly you must be passionate about solving unanswered questions in membrane protein signaling & drug discovery.  You will lead projects, design computational work, and collaborate with other scientists to accomplish research goals, write papers and contribute to grant writing. This position is funded by a generous Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) award.
Baylor College of Medicine is a top tier Medical School and Biosciences Graduate School with a long history of innovation and current leadership in the biomedical sciences. Baylor College of Medicine is located in the center of the world's largest life science complex in the heart of the fourth most populous city in America. It is within walking distance of numerous educational and biomedical research institutions (e.g. Rice University & MD Anderson Cancer Center) as well as parks, zoos, and world-class museums. Houston is the most diverse city in the United States and has a top-rated culinary scene to fill any taste.
Informal inquiries of well-qualified candidates are welcome by directly contacting the PI:
[email protected]

Additional information on the Robertson lab is available online:

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 publishes 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.

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.

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Job posting number:#7247978 (Ref:19574-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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