Research Assistant I - Pediatrics - Oncology (90005903)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7071373 (Ref:5102-en_US)

Posted: October 23, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Mack Lab is focused on studying the genetic and epigenetic basis of brain tumors using a variety of modern molecular and sequencing based approaches. We are seeking research assistant I candidate who will: 1) Assist lab members with general molecular and cell biology experiments, 2) Drive independent experiments with direction from the PI, and 3) Assist with overall laboratory maintenance and operations. This candidate will also be central to data analysis, interpretation, and manuscript preparation.

Job Duties
  • Lead brain and in utero surgical procedures in mice.
  • Work with mice, maintaining colony, health checks/records, assist with animal surgical procedures.
  • Work with other lab members to interface with the Texas A&M Drug Discovery Core Generic Duties:
    • Design and conduct laboratory research experiments.
    • Collect, compile and analyze data; maintains records.
    • Conduct literature searches and summarize information as needed.
    • Select and determine appropriate research procedures
  • Assist with generating reports for general laboratory safety and maintenance.
  • Report generation for animal IACUC reviews.
  • Train others and assist with experiments of student/fellows.
  • Molecular biology: DNA, RNA, protein work.
  • Tissue culture.
  • Must be willing to work with advanced computational software related to next-generation sequencing.
  • Must be willing to work with animals.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Must have precision in preparing materials and recording data
  • Critical thinking: Related to experimental design and statistical assessment
  • Some tasks will require the individual to stand for periods of time
  • Will be expected to travel main Baylor (5-min walk) to work with collaborative labs and cores





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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