Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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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.

We provide professional and personal guidance to trainees as they advance toward their independent career. We enhance the success of research postdoctoral associates and fellows by providing support and building a community and helping them develop non-academic skills as they pursue their desired career path. The College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding trainees from diverse backgrounds by providing a supportive professional environment.

Find the resources and support you need to succeed:

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Facts and Figures about Baylor Postdoctoral Researchers

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Baylor postdocs conduct research within eight basic sciences departments, 17 clinical departments or eight academic centers with over $500 million in research funding.

  • 83 percent have a Ph.D.
  • 6 percent have an M.D.
  • 4 percent have both an M.D. and Ph.D.
  • 7 percent have other related doctoral degrees
  • 45 percent females
  • 55 percent males
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Postdoc Profiles Portal

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Log in to access the Postdoc Profiles Portal.

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Open Postdoc Positions

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Search for current postdoctoral openings at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Research Resources

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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.

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Postdoctoral Association

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The Postdoctoral Association works to build a sense of community among our diverse postdoctoral community.

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Support for Interpersonal and Personal Challenges

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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. 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.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff. Visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website to see information about our mission, vision, goals and programs.

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Objectives of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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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
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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.

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Dr. Magdalena Walkiewicz, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor and assistant laboratory director at Baylor Genetics, Dr. Teresa Sim, a postdoctoral associate of molecular and human genetics and a fellow in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics, and Dr. Jason Heaney, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics and director of the Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Core at Baylor College of Medicine discuss their paper in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

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Academic Policies

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View the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences policies and procedures manual as well as College-wide policies relevant to postdoctoral fellows and faculty mentors.

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