About the Program
Next Opening: July 2023
Number of Positions: One position per year
Length: 2-year fellowship
The Department of Pathology at Texas Children's Hospital, academically affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine, offers a comprehensive two-year post-doctoral training program to provide fellows with extensive working knowledge in the areas of bacteriology, virology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, infectious disease serology and molecular microbiology that will enable them to interpret microbiologic data and other relevant information to effectively communicate and collaborate in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with infectious diseases and provide solutions to infection control and epidemiologic investigations.
Fellows will also actively participate in the design and conduct of microbiological research relevant to medical and public health issues in infectious diseases. Trainees will have the opportunity to rotate through several laboratories in the Texas Medical Center including those at Texas Children’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, and the Houston Department of Health and Human Services.
The program is accredited by the Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs of the American Society for Microbiology. CPEP-approved fellowship programs prepare scientists and physicians for leadership roles in the medical and public health laboratory microbiology professions.
Stipends and Benefits
Please visit our BCM Trainees Resource Page to learn about stipends and benefits available to fellows.
Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or another doctoral degree (e.g. Dr.P.H., D.Sc., D.O., D.V.M.) with training in microbiology, molecular biology, or a related discipline.
Our program’s application is available online.
Applications are accepted July 1 – Aug. 31 for the position that starts July 1 the following year.
Interested applicants should address communications to the Program Director, James Dunn, Ph.D., D(ABMM).
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and providing patient-centered care.
Life in Houston
Houston, the nation's fourth largest and most diverse city, offers all the benefits of a big city at a significantly lower cost of living than other major cities.