Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Life Sciences, Genetics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type

The Research Associate for Cell and Gene Therapy will work on assay development for characterization of cell therapy products; production and testing of retroviral producer clones; process development for Cell therapy products; ensure compliance and quality control of GLP assays performed by research labs and assist with CMC section of IND.

Job Duties

  • Identify, qualify and validate bioassays and molecular methods
  • Plasmid design, producer line transfection, producer clone selection and characterization, submission to vector production lab for manufacture
  • Work with investigators to bring their research production into GMP compliance, write SOPs and worksheets for production
  • Implement training of research staff on GLP assays and maintain training records
  • Review GLP batch records for patient follow up sample analysis
  • Improve the organization and efficiency of GLP procedures
  • Write and review CMC sections, provide guidance for PrincipaI Investigators in CMC preparation and on the preclinical work required
  • Provide training seminars
  • Organize seminar series on current and new protocols to GMP and QA/QC staff
  • Identify improved technologies for GMP and GLP

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Biomedical science
  • Experience in GMP, GLP and quality assurance
  • Ability to communicate well, including oral and written communication
  • Good people skills

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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