Senior Research Assistant - Medicine - Hematology & Oncology (90002365)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7066645 (Ref:3798-en_US)

Posted: June 1, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Purpose

Performs complex, responsible research work of an advanced nature requiring high-level skills and expertise; uses own initiative or supervises others in planning and completing advanced medical or research experiments in accordance with general directions from the principal investigator.

Job Duties

A full-time Senior Research Assistant position is available immediately in the Kaochar Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine. 

We are seeking a candidate who is enthusiastic, highly self-motivated, highly responsible, dedicated to science and problem solving, with excellent organizational skills and effective at working independently, while also collaborating and assisting the team in its collective research goals. Excellent attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects is expected. The position requires the candidate to have strong communication and written skills in English.  Other responsibilities include:

-    Perform routine tissue culture duties such as general cell culture maintenance, cell line construction, and verification.
-    Build and maintain syngeneic, xenograft, PDX and orthotopic mouse cancer models
-    Perform mouse in vivo animal procedures, including dosing animals by various routes (e.g. intravenous, intraperitoneal, etc), and measuring tumors by calipers
-    Mouse necropsy and tissue collection
-    Contribute to overall vivarium organization and IACUC protocol
-    Project-oriented work using molecular and cellular biology techniques including but not limited to DNA preparation, PCR, drug/compound screening, basic cell culture maintenance, etc. 
-    Collect, evaluate, and interpret research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases. Maintain electronic records. 
-    Prior experience with animal procedures is required.
-    Ensur ecompliance with Baylor College of Medicine policies and SOPs, local and other applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines.
-    The position requires a highly self-motivated individual, with outstanding organizational skills, the ability to effectively present results and conclusions to co-workers, collaborators and manager. Ability to work well under pressure and drive personal and team objectives


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. 
  • Experience Required: Four years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Education Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.
  • Prior laboratory experience (5+ years) in a biology research lab. Candidates with a background and demonstrated competence and experience in the biology of cancer are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum commitment of 2 years (applicants interested in a long-term position will be preferred).





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



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7066645 (Ref:3798-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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