Research Associate - Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology - Cell Therapy

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080347 (Ref:7506-en_US)

Posted: June 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Research Associate should be able to function somewhat independently to conduct laboratory experiments and provide ongoing support to research projects. Should have a basic knowledge of scientific research methodologies, fundamental techniques and practices related to basic and translational research. Works under the supervision of the principal investigator and may provide supervision and guidance to junior level technicians.

Job Duties

  • Plan and perform research experiments to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations
  • Record and summarize research data generated from experiments
  • Analyze data gathered with some supervision and guidance from the PI
  • Handle clinical trial samples after appropriate training and under direct supervision
  • Coordinate shipping and receiving of research material
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipments
  • Perform experiments in laboratory animals (i.e. mice)
  • Aseptic cell culture techniques for maintenance and propagation of tumor lines and T cells
  • Basic flow cytometry skills alongside immunological assays including ELISA, ELISPOT and Western blot
  • Ability to work with small animal models of cancer
  • Some basic skills in immunofluorescence with working knowledge on using microscopes
  • Working knowledge of MS office, instrument acquisition interface and introductory knowledge of statistical software for data acquisition, recording and graphing
  • DNA, RNA isolation, PCR and cloning
  • Retroviral and lentiviral transduction

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

  • Experience in cancer or immunotherapy research in an academic setting
  • Experience working with transgenic T cell receptors and/or chimeric antigen receptor T cells 





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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