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Research Assistant I

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

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Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
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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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