Research Assistant I - TCH Congenital Heart Service (90007403)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080473 (Ref:7527-en_US)

Posted: June 25, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

We invite applications for a Research Assistant to support ongoing studies at the Heart Center. The successful candidate will support ongoing studies in the lab, including culture of endothelial cells, histology, flow cytometry, genomics and proteomics. This candidate will also be responsible for lab ordering, inventory management and keeping stock of all solutions and reagents.

Job Purpose

We invite applications for a Research Assistant to support ongoing studies at the Heart Center. The successful candidate will support ongoing studies in the lab, including culture of endothelial cells, histology, flow cytometry, genomics and proteomics. 

The goal of is to apply state of the art techniques in single cell omics, proteomics and genomics to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms of complex pediatric diseases. A second objective is to develop novel functional models to understand and characterize functional changes in response to pediatric heart diseases. Collectively, this information will be used for the management and treatment of pediatric heart patients and will also form the basis of future therapies. There are two key areas of focus for this candidate. First, in genomics and proteomics mapping of pediatric heart samples along with generation of heatmaps, pathway analysis and PCA analysis. Second, generation of iPSC and iPSC derived cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells.

Job Duties

  • Supports ongoing studies in the congenital heart surgery research lab including; culture of endothelial cells, histology, flow cytometry, genomics and proteomics.
  • Responsible for lab ordering, inventory management.  
  • Develops novel functional models to understand and characterize changes in response to pediatric heart diseases.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data to be used for the management and treatment of pediatric heart patients.
  • Assists in the preparation of manuscripts for publications.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarize the information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Histology, PCR and mammalian cell culture.
  • iPSC culture and conversion of iPSC to cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells.
  • Functional assessment of cardiomyocytes to include optical mapping.
  • Functional assessment of hydrogels to include compression testing.

 

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.
  • 3 years of experience preferred.

 

 

 

 

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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Job posting number:#7080473 (Ref:7527-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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