Postdoctoral Associate

Location
Houston, Texas
Posted
November 19 2021
Ref
8564
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc
Summary

The Research Associate performs complex research of an advanced nature under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The RA functions somewhat independently to assist with and conduct laboratory experiments. They require a high-level of skills and expertise in the area of research specialty.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

  • Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects and evaluates specimens and/or tissue cultures.
  • Assists in making chemical analyses of body fluids and tissues; performs venipuncture and obtains blood specimens.
  • Weighs and anesthetizes laboratory animals for experiments and maintains records on such animals relative to feeding and physical condition.
  • Operates laboratory equipments contributes to laboratory maintenance.
  • Performs a variety of assays, tests, and studies of a routing nature.
  • Performs calculations to complete research test results; collates data; performs statistical analysis of lab results and maintain notes and log or computer database.
  • Performs electron microscopy, x-ray, and electrochemical techniques.
  • Assists with small animal surgery.
  • Calibrates laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains highly detailed records.
  • Performs specialized and complex experiments in such areas a molecular biology, cell culture.


Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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