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Research Assistant II

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

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

A Research Assistant position is available at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine. Projects involve engineering T cells as a therapy of cancer and include construct design, molecular cloning, and functional assays in preclinical models of human cancer in vitro and in vivo. The candidate would be testing initial hypotheses in pilot experiments and leading their own project(s) towards clinical translation. The candidate would join a dynamic, diverse, and experienced team of scientists passionate about translational research and clinical trials.

Job Duties

  • Design and perform molecular cloning and expression analysis in human lymphocytes and analyze results with minimal guidance
  • Design and perform functional cell culture assays and analyze results with limited guidance
  • Test lead constructs in xenograft mouse models
  • Analyze and integrate experimental results and present at weekly meetings
  • Troubleshoot arising experimental and directional issues
  • Analyze literature and develop new hypotheses to test in pilot experiments.
  • Assist with writing reports and manuscripts and present at scientific meetings.
  • Log and maintain experimental notes.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in cell culture assays.
  • A Master's degree basic science or a related field and relevant experience in translational immunology and cell engineering is strongly preferred.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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