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Research Assistant I

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, TX
Closing date
Jun 28, 2024

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Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type
Academia
Summary

Under the umbrella of the Gulf Coast Consortium (GCC), the GCC Center for Advanced Microscopy and Image Informatics (CAMII) is a CPRIT funded, multi-institutional resource designed to support cancer researchers in the development, acquisition and image informatics of challenging and translational projects. The CAMII is seeking to recruit a full time Research Assistant I (RA-I) to support imaging-based assays and advanced microscopy experiments. The position would principally involve carrying out experimental work using previously-developed protocols, optimization of novel assay protocols, and imaging on the available instruments within the CAMII program. Teamwork, flexibility, multi-tasking, optimal record keeping and data sharing, strong communication (written/spoken) and interpersonal skills are all essential to a successful application. Prior experience with microscopy techniques is preferred; however, extensive training will be provided. Cell culture and basic molecular biology knowhow is essential. The candidate is expected to report on assigned projects to team leaders in a timely manner.

Job Duties

  • Operate all the instrumentation needed for the projects (training will be provided as needed).
  • Document experimental procedures in precise details and placing all lab work details on the available departmental shared drive.
  • Collect and compile imaging data.
  • Prepare reagents and solutions, and perform experimental work as directed by the PI and his senior associates.
  • Troubleshoot problematic results with the Team.
  • Directly interact and report to the CAMII PI and Project Leader.
  • Maintain core laboratory organization, monitor lab reagents and do ordering.
  • Work to optimize novel assays and protocols under the guidance of the CAMII team.
  • Perform other related job duties as assigned.
  • Participate in the outreach efforts of CAMII.


Minimum Qualifications

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


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in biological science or equivalent.
  • One year of lab experience is preferred


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

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