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Research Assistant I - Research Bio-Bank

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type

The RTSS Core Lab (Research Tissue Support Services) is seeking a Research Assistant I to join our team. In this challenging role, you will perform many tasks that directly support Clinical and Research Studies at TXCH. The successful candidate will have laboratory experience (clinical or research), keen attention to detail, and above-average communication and computer skills.

The RTSS Core Lab interacts with other TXCH Cores on a daily basis, as well as with PACU, Surgery and Pathology to facilitate acquisition of specimens for immediate clinical and research use, as well as cyropreservation and storage for future use. Excellent communication skills, teamwork and customer service mindset, analytical mind, and accurate data entry skills are also essential for success in this position.

Job Duties

  • Plan, complete and occasionally supervise limited research activities in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.
  • Accept and Process research samples.
  • Prepare labels and shipping documents.
  • Document chain-of-custody on all samples entering the lab.
  • Maintain specimen biorepository records and verifying storage locations and conditions are in compliance with best practices and the SOPs.
  • Teach and/or supervise work performed by less experienced staff and updating routine policies and procedures whenever necessary.
  • Assist Lab Manager and Staff Scientist with special projects, ongoing QA/QC, preventive maintenance of equipment and assisting research personnel with their specimens and procedures.
  • Maintain chemical/lab safety and a professional work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Laboratory experience handling human tissues/fluids required.
  • Use of routine lab equipment (centrifuge, hood, pipettes, PPE, etc.) is required and experience with cell culture and/or cell separation techniques are strongly preferred.
  • Laboratory and/or Specimen Biorepository experience a strong 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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