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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. 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:

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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. 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.

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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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