Research Associate - Pediatrics - Oncology (90005903)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080325 (Ref:7493-en_US)

Posted: June 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

Our lab focuses on studying the role of cohesion in carcinogenesis. We are developing a number of cohesion mutant mouse models to study hematopoiesis, sarcoma and leukemia. Our lab also implements high throughput screens of small molecular compounds to target cohesion mutant tumors and also uses a variety of preclinical models including cancer cell lines, patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), and Genetically engineered mouse models (GEMM) to characterize them. We are seeking highly motivated research associate, who is interested in translational cancer research with strong experience in mouse models and in the field of hematopoiesis .

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
  • Manages day to day laboratory operations including ordering, inventory, preparation of reagents etc.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Must document results of experiments and reports to the PI Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific projects.
  • May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for particular study.
  • May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
  • Handles animal models, Genotyping and phenotyping of GEM models.
  • Performs/maintains therapeutic experiments using PDX models.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must have hands on experience in complex animal breeding, genotyping and phenotyping of GEM models.
  • Must have strong skills with handling animal models including performing/maintaining therapeutic experiments using PDX models and experience in hematological research.
  • Experience in FACS analysis is a plus.
  • Expected to work independently and also in a team environment.

 

 

 

 

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

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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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