Research Assistant I - Medicine - Endocrinology (90002356)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080604 (Ref:7495-en_US)

Posted: June 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas is seeking a Research Assistant I that will support research initiatives at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. The clinical and translational laboratories involve hormonal, nutritional, and behavioral/lifestyle interventions to reverse the metabolic and physical complications of aging, including sarcopenic obesity and type 2 diabetes. The candidate will be responsible for planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the investigator.

Job Duties

  • Assists in research experiments such as Elisa, rt-pcr, multiplexing, western blot, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry.
  • Performs and analyzes bone mineral density, and CT scan, and MRI for finite element analyses of bone strength, intermuscular fat, and body composition changes.
  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Collects, complies, and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • May develop and modify compute programs.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • Assigns activities to less experienced research staff.
  • Plays a lead role in conducting different aspects of translational studies elucidating the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying muscle and bone adaptations to hormonal, anabolic and lifestyle interventions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Basic Science, Nutritional Science or related field.
  • Previous experience in nutritional or behavioral/lifestyle data collection and analysis.
  • Pleasant personality, and works well with human research participants.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, including MS office.






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:#7080604 (Ref:7495-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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