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Research Assistant II - 3D Organoid Core

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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

The Research Assistant II will provide responsible research assistance as part of Baylor College of Medicines 3D Organoid core. This job is suitable for someone who can handle multiple projects and can follow instructions with minimal supervision. The RA II will be able to manage and oversee team members as well as interface with core users. Technical contributions to establishing and growing organoid cultures will be required. Technical skills required include sterile maintenance and culturing of cells and performing a variety of assays such as flow cytometry, microscopy, and RT-qPCR to validate cultures. A responsible, skilled and dedicated individual is required. This position will offer a unique and rewarding translational research experience in a dynamic and highly productive environment.

Job Duties

  • Interface with core users providing expertise and service
  • Manage activities of other core team members
  • Oversee general organization and daily functioning of the 3D Organoid core
  • Maintain cell lines and production of growth factors for cell growth
  • Perform techniques used in routine research to validate cell cultures
  • Document results
  • Contribute to core maintenance, order supplies, general clean up, freezer catalogue, and maintain lab equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters biological sciences
  • Managerial experience desired
  • Experience working in an academic research lab
  • Tissue culture expertise and experience in sterile technique

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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