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Research Assistant I - Cardiovascular and Cancer drug development

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Oct 11, 2022

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We are recruiting a Research Assistant I to work with members of our drug development team in The Molecular & Cellular Biology department at the Michael DeBakey Center to support our pre-clinical and translational drug studies. Small molecule drugs being tested by our team are intended to treat heart and brain conditions caused by cardiovascular disease in addition to novel anti-cancer therapies. The Research Assistant will support our efforts to test our drugs by helping with investigations using animal models and cell biology research.

Job Duties

  • Operates all the instrumentation needed for the projects (training will be provided as needed).
  • Performs immunofluorscent staining of cells and tissues.
  • Documents experimental procedures in precise details.
  • Collects and compiles imaging and cell culture data.
  • Prepares reagents and solutions, and performs experimental work as needed, including live cell experiments and cell culture (2D/3D).
  • Troubleshoots problematic results.
  • Collects and performs experiments using primary cells from animals.
  • Manages a limited number of mouse colonies.
  • Interacts and reports to the drug development team.
  • Maintains core laboratory organization, monitors lab reagents and does ordering.
  • Optimizes novel assays and protocols under the drug development team guidance.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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


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