Staff Scientist - Neuroscience (90002091)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7068400 (Ref:4332-en_US)

Posted: July 29, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


This position will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary research team aimed at understanding the cellular constituents of brain circuits in both health and diseases. The specific goals of this position will be to use patch-clamp recordings, single-cell RNA-sequencing, machine learning, and sophisticated genetics tools to decipher cellular constituents of brain circuits across cortical areas and species with molecular, electrophysiological, and functional annotations.



Job Purpose

The position is reserved for career researchers and is intended to be utilized after completing at least three years of Postdoctoral research.

The laboratory of Dr. Xiaolong Jiang in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital is seeking applicants for Staff Scientist. This position will be responsible for electrophysiology data collection with patch-clamp recording, and supervising and coordinating with PI in data analysis tasks, including the development of analytical approaches for cell morphological identification, connectivity inference, and bioinformatics for single-cell RNA data.

Job Duties

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator:

  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
  • May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Experience Required: Three years of post doctoral research experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Single-cell RNA-sequencing and bioinformatics analyses of large sequencing datasets.





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:#7068400 (Ref:4332-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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