Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


A Tenure-Track Faculty Position for a Neuroscientist at the Jan and Dan Duncan
Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are seeking an outstanding neuroscientist at the assistant professor level who will contribute extensively to our highly-interactive, multidisciplinary environment. The candidate should be particularly proficient in model organisms and while the specific area of research is open, preference will be given to individuals who use a systems/neural circuit approach to neurodevelopmental questions or crucial problems in neurological disorders.

The faculty member will conduct research in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital. The NRI opened in late 2010, and in the intervening years has undergone substantial growth. Currently there are over 20 faculty members with recognized expertise in neuroscience, genetics, developmental biology, bioinformatics, neurology, and pediatrics. There are nine Core Labs that facilitate the research of all NRI investigators. For more information visit our website:

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree and are expected to develop an internationally-recognized, extramurally-funded research program and be active in training students and fellows. The selected individual will have a primary appointment in the most appropriate department at Baylor College of Medicine (e.g., Neuroscience, Pediatrics (Neurology), Molecular and Human Genetics, etc.). Joint appointments in other departments are available based on research interests. Opportunities for collaborations are abundant at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. A very generous start-up package, highly-competitive salary, and premier laboratory space will be provided.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three references and a personal statement of research plans (three-page maximum) as a single PDF file addressed to:

John W. Swann, Ph.D.
Co-Director, The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Institute
1250 Moursund St. Suite 1225.32
Houston TX 77030

and sent via email to Please include “Neuroscience Faculty Search” in the subject line.
Application Receipt Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2015.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Equal Access Employer 


High Throughput Behavioral Screening Core (HTSC) Manager
JOB DESCRIPTION: The HTSC manager will supervise the day-today operations, including scheduling, training of users, equipment maintenance and repair, technical assistance and billing. To apply please email CV to Dr. Juan Botas at

• Manage HTSC services for academic, governmental, and industry clients
• Oversee HTSC operations (including use of moderately-complex software applications to operate robotic systems, prepare reagents, weigh compounds)
• Manage inventory of HTSC consumables, spare parts, tools, and lab supplies
• Work independently to troubleshoot and repair all types of HTSC automated equipment to normal operation in a timely manner
• Utilize equipment service software to diagnose, test, and calibrate HTSC equipment
• Manages a wide number and variety of tasks, and client projects concurrently
• Ability to work in teams. Train users. May oversee junior staff
• Collaborate effectively and communicate results with HTSC clients efficiently
• Maintains safe, organized, and clean work area

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific or engineering discipline and minimum 5 years experience in related field, or Master's degree in scientific or engineering discipline and minimum 2 years experience in related field
• Relevant work experience in use of automated laboratory equipment including liquid handling robotics
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong time management skills that enable on-time project delivery. Ability to take the initiative and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience performing planned/preventive maintenance, replacing consumable parts, diagnosing, repairing, and calibrating laboratory automation
• Demonstrated ability to build strong client relationships, customer interfacing, and apply feedback in a professional manner
• The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in compound management (concentration calculations, analytical balances, plate formatting, quality control)
• Knowledge of iLab Solutions, TECAN, COPAS, 3D design/3D printing, MATLAB, or PLC programming software would be a plus
• Knowledge of machine shop tools would be a plus

• Able to lift 30lbs
• Able to assume awkward physical positions (under tables/benches, on ladders, etc.) to access and repair equipment.
• Manual dexterity required to handle extremely small objects and parts when repairing equipment

• No to minimal travel requirements