Research Associate

Houston, Texas
November 19 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology Service at Texas Children's Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individual to join the Immunogenetics Research Program, as a Research Associate. Will be expected to have the ability to expertly assess gene-disease validity and pathogenicity of genetic variants. Will have a major role in assisting with project management and execution in accordance with expert resource guidelines, biocuration of gene-disease validity and genetic variants, training of other biocurators, and maintaining research continuity within the Immunogenetics Research Program.

Job Duties

  • Guideline-based gene-disease association and genetic variant pathogenicity curation.
  • Critical evaluation and interpretation of published data.
  • Demonstration of expertise with research techniques used to test variant pathogenicity (e.g., expression assays, functional assays, and so forth).
  • Presentation of investigative findings and summaries in meetings/conferences.
  • Training of new biocurators.
  • Preparation of data for submission to repositories and databases.
  • Composition of manuscripts for publication.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • 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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