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Post Doctoral Fellow - Biology

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Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow - Biology
Position Type Professional
City Waco
State TX
Zip 76798

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.

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

Applicants must submit a CV, research statement, and include contact information for three references on their application. You will be provided an opportunity to upload your research statement during the application process.

Job Duties

A post-doctoral 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. 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. 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.

Required Education Doctoral
Field of Study
Required Experience Less than 1 year of relevant work
Other Required Qualifications

Microsoft Windows or Mac OS
Microsoft Office
Image Processing and Analysis Software
Higher level languages such as Origin, MatLab or Python
Statistical and/or Graphing Software

Preferred Education Doctoral
Preferred Field of Study
Preferred Experience 1 year of relevant work
Other Preferred Qualifications
Part time/Full time Full Time
Avg Hours per Week 40
Work Hours Business hours; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday
Physical Demands

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About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
-Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (
-Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents
-Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
-Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
-Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
-Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year
-Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit

EEO Statement

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 among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Pay Rate Commensurate with education and experience

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy Number S031068
Open Date 09/30/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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