Research Assistant I - Pediatrics - Oncology (90005903)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080780 (Ref:7613-en_US)

Posted: July 2, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Heczey Lab believes that the development of the next-generation of cell therapies will be based on in-vivo (inside the body) genetic engineering of cells which can overcome the immune escape mechanisms employed within the tumor microenvironment to safely and effectively cure patients with cancer. The research assistant will be part of an energetic team within the combined translational laboratories of the Advance Innate Cell Therapy Center of Texas Children’s and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy of Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Duties

  • Restriction enzyme, infusion or Gibson assembly based cloning.
  • DNA, RNA and protein purification.
  • Viral particle assembly Transduction with viral and non-viral methods of white blood cells and tumor cells.
  • Flow cytometry assessment of cell phenotype.
  • Expansion and maintenance of wild type and genetically engineered white blood cells and tumor cells.
  • Functional characterization of engineered cells.
  • Analysis and presentation of laboratory results at weekly lab meetings.
  • Preparation of figures for publications, conferences and grants.
  • Documentation via electronic lab note book.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or MS. in immunology, genetic engineering or related fields.  
  • Flow cytometry.
  • DNA (including plasmids), RNA and Protein purification.
  • Excellent aseptic cell culture technique.





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:#7080780 (Ref:7613-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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