Research Associate - Biochemistry - Westbrook Lab (90004976)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7074282 (Ref:5845-en_US)

Posted: January 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Westbrook Laboratory is seeking talented and highly motivated RNA biologist to drive multi-disciplinary scientific programs in the area of RNA biology, cancer, and therapeutics.  This position will require specialized knowledge of cutting-edge RNA sequencing methods, chemical biology approaches, and the ability to lead pre-clinical programs that may lead to new innovations or commercialization opportunities.  Candidates will be expected to articulate high level scientific vision, develop plans to achieve that vision, and mentor other scientists to implement scientific programs.  Candidates will


Job Purpose

Performs complex research of an advanced nature under the general direction of the Principal Investigator.  Typically requires a high-level of skills and expertise in the area of research specialty.

Job Duties

  • Based on published and private data, synthesize high-level scientific vision to discover new vulnerabilities in cancer in the area of RNA metabolism.
  • Develop plan for executing multi-disciplinary program, and mentor other scientists within the laboratory.
  • Plans and executes various next-generation sequencing library preparation approaches including RNAseq, eCLIPseq, and shRNA-amplicon-Seq.
  • Develops workplans for translational experiments evaluating new or emerging therapeutic modalities.
  • Coordinate team members across multiple disciplines to achieve overall goals.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data associated with assigned experiments.
  • Develops new research approaches and assays for specific research projects.
  • Annotates and maintains protocol repositories for all lab members.
  • Documents and communicates (written and oral) experimental progress and results to principal investigators.
  • Leads in writing scientific publications and grant applications.
  • Assists in the preparation of laboratory reports.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field.  Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
  • No Certification Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specific expertise in shRNA-Seq, RNA-Seq, and eCLIP-Seq
  • Substantial expertise in pre-clinical experiments (mouse modeling) for evaluating therapeutic modalities from internal and external partners.
  • Substantial project leadership and communication with outside partners (academic and biotech).
  • Experience with genetic screens including large-scale cell culture and associated techniques.
  • Experience with general molecular biology, genetic, cell biology, cloning, and biochemistry techniques.





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:#7074282 (Ref:5845-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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