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Senior Research Assistant

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jun 23, 2023

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

The Senior Research Assistant will be expected to contribute to the broad research effort in the Texas Children's Cancer Hstiocytosis and Lymphoma Program Lab. The ideal candidate will conduct high-level advanced laboratory experiments on research projects with focus on immunology, immune disorders, lymphoproliferative disorders and lymphomas. Research techniques will focus on molecular biology (e.g. tissue processing, nucleic acid extraction, tissue culture, PCR, flow cytometry, mouse colony maintenance) and immunology with experimental systems as well as primary human and mouse tissues. Candidates are expected to have degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field and experience with molecular and cell biology techniques, including qPCR, western blots, Immunohistochemistry, RNAi, mutagenesis, and cell proliferation and migration assays. Additionally, this position will train and orient less experienced research staff.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory experiments:
    • High-level advanced laboratory experiments (e.g. tissue processing, nucleic acid extraction, tissue culture, PCR, flow cytometry, mouse colony maintenance)
  • Documents result of experiments; collects, compiles and analyzes data; conducts literature searches:
    • Maintains lab notebooks (physical and/or digital), contributes to database maintenance, prepares reports, supports development of presentations and publications.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Trains junior technicians and interns

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Experience working with mice in a research setting
  • Experience with single cell RNAseq, spatial transcriptomics, and Cytof is preferred

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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