Research Associate - Surgery - Cardio/Thoracic Surgery (90002458)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7074280 (Ref:5835-en_US)

Posted: January 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Aortic Disease Research Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking to recruit a research associate to study the molecular mechanisms of vascular injury, repair and remodeling during the development of aortic aneurysms and dissections. We use different techniques in molecular biology, cell biology and vascular biology in our investigations. The position is funded by NIH and AHA grants and starts immediately.



  • Disease focus is on aortic aneurysms and dissections.
  • Understand the molecular mechanisms of vascular injury, repair and remodeling during aortic disease development.
  • Signal transduction and gene expression regulation in vascular wall will be investigated.
  • Different techniques in molecular biology, cell biology and vascular biology will be used in these studies.

Job Duties

  • Perform experiments 
    • Animal breeding and genotyping to generate tissue specific gene knockout mice.
    • Animal surgery and vascular imaging
    • Human and animal tissue analysis (e.g. histology analysis, immunostaining, Western blotting and RT- PCR)
    • Advanced technology such as single cell RNA sequencing will be used
  • Analyze data
  • Present findings at national and international meetings
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field.  Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.





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:#7074280 (Ref:5835-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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