Baylor College of Medicine offers research postdoctoral trainees the opportunity to train and receive mentorship at one of the nation’s highest ranked institutions for biomedical research, located in the heart of the world’s largest medical complex. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences supports nearly 600 postdoctoral trainees who come from across the United States and 46 countries. Postdoctoral associates and fellows conduct research within eight basic sciences departments, 17 clinical departments or eight academic centers with over $500 million in research funding.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs oversees, develops, and manages policies and procedures regarding research postdoctoral trainees and is committed to providing training that aligns with the six core competencies identified by the National Postdoc Association.
- Develop a thriving postdoctoral community consisting of mentors and other faculty advisors, postdoctoral associates and fellows, and department administrative staff
- Serve as a central resource to all stakeholders
- Collaborate internally and externally to provide professional development and non-academic skills training
- Provide avenues for postdoctoral associates and fellows to pursue a diverse range of professional options
- Assess, research, and provide information to support the training, development and tracking of postdoctoral associates and fellows
Find the resources and support you need to succeed:
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS)
PROS is a postdoc recruitment event occurring in November 2022 for senior graduate students to virtually visit Baylor College of Medicine, meet faculty and postdocs, and identify prospective mentors for postdoctoral training. The application is open now and due Oct. 31.
Open Postdoc Positions
Search for current postdoctoral openings at Baylor College of Medicine.
As one of the nation’s highest ranked centers for biomedical research, Baylor has developed extensive resources to support diverse research endeavors. Explore Baylor research resources.
The Postdoctoral Association works to build a sense of community among our diverse postdoctoral community.
Support for Interpersonal and Personal Challenges
Baylor College of Medicine is committed to supporting postdoctoral researchers throughout their training. We offer support through various initiatives to help you successfully manage interpersonal and personal challenges that may arise during your training. These include the:
- Ombuds Office, which provides a confidential, informal, and neutral place to discuss concerns, resolve disputes, manage, conflicts and increase skills regarding communication.
- We seek to address and resolve Research Postdoctoral Scholar Grievances in a fair and timely manner.
- The Postdoctoral Scholars Grievance Policy states the types of grievances, explains how grievances will be resolved, and outlines the process.
- The Employee Assistance Program (Baylor login required) is available to help with mental health and wellness counseling and the BCM BeWell Program (Baylor login required) provides access to numerous health and wellness services.
- For a full listing of resources designed to help you, visit the Living our Values website.
Baylor Postdoctoral Researchers at Work
Postdoctoral researchers at Baylor College of Medicine work with and learn from our faculty while conducting research at the cutting-edge of biomedical science. In the videos, postdoctoral researchers and their mentors discuss their work.
Dr. Katie Matatall discusses her work with her mentor, Dr. Katherine King. Their work revealed that long-lasting infections trigger the loss of stem cells.
Dr. Magdalena Walkiewicz, Dr. Teresa Sim and Dr. Jason Heaney discuss their paper in the American Journal of Human Genetics.