A Research Assistant Professor position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberley Tolias, Ph.D. to investigate key molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate nervous system development and plasticity. A major goal of our research is to elucidate novel signaling pathways that guide synapse development and remodeling, dendritic/axonal growth and guidance, and cell migration. In addition to investigating how these processes are normally regulated during development and learning/memory, we examine how defects in signaling pathways contribute to brain disorders (e.g. intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, depression), and whether targeting these pathways can promote recovery following injury or disease.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience in molecular and cell biology and a strong interest in neuroscience. This is a unique opportunity for someone who wants to apply multidisciplinary approaches to the study of nervous system development and plasticity. The Tolias lab uses a combination of approaches including biochemistry, molecular biology, live cell imaging, fluorescent reporters, genetics, behavior, and electrophysiology. Our work is highly collaborative and in a friendly, supportive environment. We are well funded from a variety of sources, including NINDS, NIMH, Mission Connect, the March of Dimes, the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, and the McKnight Foundation. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In addition to completing the formal application, interested candidates should submit an electronic copy of their curriculum vitae and three references letter to: Dr. Kimberley Tolias, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is an equal opportunity employer located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX, USA. BCM is a dynamic and exciting research environment, receiving over $250,000,000 in NIH funding alone toward 479 awards in FY 2016. Research at BCM is supported by 26 state-of-the-art research core facilities, excellent AALAC-certified animal facilities, and advanced educational opportunities for trainees and faculty. BCM employs an extensive and world-class medical faculty, providing opportunities for high-level translational efforts.
The Department of Neuroscience at BCM has 26 primary faculty and 40 secondary appointments whose interests span the entire range of modern neuroscience, including electrophysiology, molecular neurobiology, systems neurobiology, sensory neurophysiology, human functional magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical research. Neuroscience’s primary faculty and trainees have over $20,000,000 in active NIH funding active in FY 2017 alone and enjoy a full complement of departmental administrative and equipment support. The environment is cooperative, and the department sponsors a complete and wide-ranging seminar series and an annual academic retreat for primary and secondary laboratories.