Research Postdoctoral Program

Research Postdoctoral Program


Postdoctoral Fellows


Houston Methodist has a vibrant postdoctoral program with research fellows from all over the world. While a majority of the researchers are involved in biomedical research, their backgrounds include diverse array of fields ranging from mechanical, materials and other disciplines of engineering to chemistry, physics, mathematics and computational sciences.

Our postdoctoral fellows have access to a the latest technology, equipment and facilities at Houston Methodist including an on-site cyclotron, cGMP manufacturing, a machine shop for prototyping, and core facilities to support today's medical research needs.

The Methodist Association for Postdoctoral and Trainee Affairs also supports our postdoctoral researchers by serving as a centralized organization for education, networking, intramural activities, and career development and advancement opportunities.



Open Postdoctoral Position Alerts


Yokoi Lab

We want to announce the opening of several postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Kenji Yokoi, MD, PhD in the Department of Nanomedicine, to the NCI-funded new 5-year project to investigate the bio-physical roles of the pre-metastatic niche on circulation and arrest of circulating tumor cells in the blood vessels. We will image and quantify development of the pre-metastatic niche and circulation/arrest of the circulating tumor cells in murine tumor metastasis models using various imaging techniques. We will also utilize novel microfluidics in collaboration with the lab of Lidong Qin, PhD, to reproduce the microenvironment of blood vessels with the pre-metastatic niche. 

Applicants should hold a MD, PhD, or DVM degree and have a strong background in cancer biology, molecular biology, immunology or bioengineering with experiences on handling various mouse tumor models, imaging techniques, basic in vitro studies using cell lines. 

For more information on this opening, or if you are interested, you may contact Dr. Yokoi with your curriculum vitae. Please note that you should expect delays in the recruitment process in light of current Covid-19 regulations and restrictions in the Texas Medical Center.

Khavari Lab


The NeuroUrology Research Group within the Department of Urology at Houston Methodist Research Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual with interest in brain control of bladder function research and expertise in neuroimaging to join our team. This individual will be responsible for the human brain mapping studies in Urology with primary focus on the neuroimaging study design, data entry, recording and modulating neural activity, and data analysis (primarily with functional MRI), to further current understanding of the brain control in patients with neurogenic bladder. Current projects are multidisciplinary and include the investigation of the effects and mechanisms of neuromodulation to promote lower urinary tract function. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience, particularly in the area of MRI, functional MRI, DTI, motion capture/analysis, electrical or electromagnetic neurostimulation, software for neuroimaging analysis (AFNI, FSL, SPM or similar software), 3D printing, R, MATLAB, and statistical analysis. Publication record in imaging research is also preferred.

For more information on the work done in this lab, you may access their website. If interested, you may view additional details hereapply online or contact the Khavari Lab regarding this postdoctoral position. For other positions, you may view currently open postdoctoral positions at Houston Methodist. Please note that you should expect delays in the recruitment process in light of current Covid-19 regulations and restrictions in the Texas Medical Center.



National Postdoctoral Association

As a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), the Research Institute offers its postdocs a free affiliate NPA membership. Follow the instructions below to sign up:

- To become a part of the National Postdoctoral Association, please view the membership page.
-Enter all required information (marked with an asterisk) and any other information that you want included your profile. Please note: All information will be visible to site administrators. If you want information to be excluded from your public profile, uncheck the check box next to the fields you want to be hidden.

-Click Submit. The NPA membership manager will review your affiliate membership within 10 working days and will send you an email upon approval.