Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science


Baylor College of Medicine invites outstanding senior graduate students to apply for Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS).

When you apply, we will facilitate the process to identify future postdoc positions that match your interests. If selected for PROS, you will meet with multiple faculty and trainees, connect with current BCM postdocs, and learn about research, career development and support resources designed to help you reach your professional goals. View flyer.

The virtual program will be during the week of April 19 – 23, 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

Anticipate completion of Ph.D. degree by Sept. 1, 2021
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident preferred

We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds, especially from individuals who belong to groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Underrepresented groups include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and people with disabilities.


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Application Process


For the application, you will need the following items:

  • Research experience statement (500 words or less)
  • Research interests and career goals statement (500 words or less)
  • Keywords to describe your research interests
  • CV
  • List of three to six faculty members with whom you would like to meet. (Get tips for finding faculty whose interests match yours.)
  • Name and Email address of your graduate school mentor. We will request a recommendation letter from your mentor after your application is submitted




Frequently Asked Questions


How do I identify potential mentors at BCM whose research interest match my own?
Visit our How to Find a Mentor page.

Why is BCM a good place to pursue postdoctoral research?
Visit our Why BCM page to learn about the many benefits of pursuing postdoctoral research at BCM.

Does the invitation to BCM PROS guarantee a job offer?
No, an invitation does not guarantee a job offer. At BCM PROS you will have the opportunity to meet multiple labs and we hope that there will be a mutual interest that leads to a postdoc position at BCM.

I will not be able to take part in all of the programming. Can I still attend BCM PROS?
You must be able to attend all activities. Dates and times for the BCM Welcome, Postdoc and Career Services Overview, and Postdoc Roundtable will be available soon. Meetings with faculty and lab groups will be arranged individually throughout the week of April 19-23, 2021.

Will I need to prepare an oral presentation?
Yes, you will present your dissertation work. More details will follow with the invitation.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at We’d be happy to help you with any additional information.



Why BCM?


There are many benefits to pursuing postdoctoral research at one of the nation’s top biomedical research institutions located in the world’s largest medical center in the most diverse city in the nation.


Find a Mentor

Learn how to identify BCM faculty members conducting research in areas of interest to you.