Department of Pediatrics



You are invited to join a multidisciplinary postdoctoral training program focused on brain disorders and neuronal development. Training is in the areas of developmental neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, cellular neurophysiology and imaging, and disorders of the developing nervous system. The goal is to train young scientists with M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees in state-of-the-art research techniques. Areas of training of program mentors are available with further details provided by links to mentor pages. The research interests of current and former trainees are also available for you to review.

Minorities are especially encouraged to apply, and an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Applicants should supply:

  • Curriculum vitae (including citizenship status)
  • Summary of prior research experience
  • Statement of career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation - addressed to Dr. John Swann
  • Preference of mentors (list three in order of priority)

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Two positions are available for appointment anytime during the academic year.

Applications should be addressed or emailed to:

John W. Swann, Ph.D.
Program Director
The Cain Foundation Laboratories
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
1250 Moursund St., Suite 1225
Houston, TX 77030