Senior Research Assistant

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

The Senior Research Assistant will produce large-scale therapeutic products in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility for clinical studies.

Job Duties

  • Performs routine cell biology and molecular biology studies.
  • Defines problems and possible solutions.
  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments; evaluates and analyzes data; prepares reports.
  • Trains and orients less experienced staff.
  • Handles maintenance of equipment and documentation to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations.
  • Produces large-scale clinical grade Viral Vectors, Plasmid DNA and Cell Banks in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility.
  • Establishes, performs and interprets tests and experiments designated to determine the safety and identity of the therapeutic agents for clinical trials.
  • Independently troubleshoots experiments and assists with the development and implementation of new procedures/processes.
  • Assists in creating standard operating procedures for GMP productions.
  • Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customers' needs; responds promptly and accurately to customers' complaints, inquiries, and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow up.

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. A Bachelor's degree and two years of directly related experience is considered equivalent to a Master's degree.
  • Master's degree with five years of related experience.
  • Cell culture experience with excellent aseptic technique.
  • Experience with other cell biology and molecular biology studies such as DNA, RNA and protein extraction, purification and analysis, precision in preparing materials and recording data.


  • Physical Requirements: Ability to assist with the movement of equipment.
  • Physical Risk: Frequently handles/works with biohazard agents or risks for potential job-related injury, such as those found in an ordinary laboratory or clinic environment.
  • Required willingness to become familiar and to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.

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

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