Senior Research Assistant - RNA Genomics

Houston, Texas
November 20 2021
Life Sciences, Genomics
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The lab of Dr. Eric Van Nostrand (Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Core member, Therapeutic Innovation Center) is seeking a talented molecular biologist to aid our studies of how RNA processing is regulated and how these are altered in breast cancer. As part of this work, this position will design and perform cell culture, genome editing, next-generation sequencing library preparation, and other experiments either individually or as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Job Duties

• Plans, directs and conducts molecular biology experiments, including DNA cloning, immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting, NGS library preparation.
• Plans, directs and conducts mammalian cell culture experiments, including routine cell growth and maintenance, transfection, clonal isolation and expansion, and validation of successful transgenesis.
• Analyzes and interprets the results of molecular biology and cell culture experiments.
• Clearly documents and communicates (oral and written) experimental results and progress.
• Annotates and maintains collaborative protocol repositories for all lab members.
• Works independently and effectively in a highly dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field.
  • Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field and two yearss of relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Expertise in standard molecular techniques, including immunoprecipitation and Western blotting, molecular cloning (restriction digest, Gibson Assembly, etc), DNA, RNA and protein isolation, PCR, qPCR.
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation of various types, including ChIP-seq, RNAseq, CLIP, etc.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture of standard laboratory cell lines (lentiviral production or primary / stem cell culture experience preferred).
  • Competency in one or more key areas including: molecular biology, mammalian cell culture.

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

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