Research Assistant I

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 3, 2023

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Discipline
Health Sciences, Healthcare
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type
Academia
Summary

The Echeverria laboratory studies molecular evolution of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) therapy resistance and metastasis. The focus of the lab is to delineate the metabolic and molecular evolution of TNBC using state-of-the art patient-derived xenograft mouse models and in vitro mouse- and patient-derived organoids. The lab utilizes functional genomics approaches, single-cell technologies, multiplexed tissue imaging, and metabolomics with the ultimate goal of combating tumor evolution to improve the lives of women living with TNBC.

We are seeking highly self-motivated individuals to provide research support, technical assistance, and lab organization. The laboratory's work involves cell lines and state-of-the-art mouse models. Projects include dissection of the molecular underpinnings tumor cell-microenvironment interactions as they pertain to therapy resistance and metabolic adaptations of therapy-resistant tumor cells, as well as single cell analyses of primary and metastatic TNBCs.

The individual should enjoy being highly organized, detail oriented, and working with an excellent laboratory team. The lab provides an interactive, collaborative, and stimulating environment ideal for those who are passionate about science and are looking for learning opportunities. The candidate will be involved in collaborative science projects with other laboratories. The position has ample opportunity for growth. The Echeverria lab is in its third year since opening, so projects and scientific opportunities are rapidly expanding.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Orders laboratory supplies.
  • Completes Goods Receipt via SRM/SAP.
  • May develop and modify computer programs.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment, inventory, and environment.
  • Develops and modifies computer programs.


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.
  • Cancer research experience is a plus.


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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