Research Assistant II - Molecular Cloning - Neuroscience (90002091)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080633 (Ref:7564-en_US)

Posted: June 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The St-Pierre Lab (; Twitter: @StPierreLab) develops novel tools to accelerate biomedical research. For example, we engineer and apply new protein-based fluorescent biosensors for imaging cellular activity, focusing on sensors for brain activity. We also develop optogenetic silencers, synthetic circuits to control protein expression, and new high-throughput methods to map phenotypes to genotypes. We are looking for a motivated, organized, and resourceful scientist with expertise in molecular cloning or synthetic biology to accelerate our efforts to build and disseminate these tools of broad utility. The ability to properly document results is critical for this position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge molecular technologies, learn new skills, and be part of an enjoyable workplace.

Job Duties

  • Use molecular biology techniques for assembling new expression vectors and to construct large mutagenesis libraries.
  • Conduct high-throughput screening using automated microscopy and cytometry (FACS).
  • Disseminate our tools to collaborating laboratories and follow up to get feedback/data.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Ideal candidates would have two years of experience or a Master’s degree and one year of experience.
  • Ability to routinely clone into plasmid vectors.
  • Experienced with: primer design, PCR, gel extraction, transformation, and miniprepping.
  • Ability to stitch two or more DNA fragments in the same vector, for example via overlap PCR, In-Fusion, or Gibson Assembly.





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:#7080633 (Ref:7564-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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