Research Associate - Breast Center - Ellis (90003813)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7081138 (Ref:7753-en_US)

Posted: July 14, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Kavuri lab focuses on studying the functional and clinical impact of poor prognosis tyrosine kinase mutations identified from cancer genome sequencing. We use a variety of preclinical models including cancer cell lines, Organoid cultures, patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), and Genetically engineered mouse models (GEMM). Drs. Kavuri and Matthew Ellis (Director of Breast center) lab made significant contributions on translating genome-sequencing findings into successful phase II clinical trials. (Bose. R and Kavuri. SM, Cancer Discovery, 2013; Kavuri. SM et al, Cancer Discovery, 2015; Ben-Baruch NE. et al, JNCCN, 2015; Ma. C et al, 2017, CCR; Huang. al, Nature Communication, 2017, Punturi. NB, et. al, Nature Communications, 2021). Our research is supported by Susan. G. Komen, CPRIT, and multiple Department of Defense grants (DOD). We are seeking highly motivated senior research technician, who is interested in translational tumor research.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Seeks external funding via grants applications/submissions.
  • Engages in teaching graduate or medical students.
  • Involves in departmental committee duties.
  • Trains and supervises less experienced research staff such as graduate students and postdocs.
  • Collaborates with scientists out of the lab for multidisciplinary study.
  • Develops new model and technique to support the cancer-related research in the lab.
  • Advises junior scientists and provide guidance on their projects.
  • Serves as the animal ambassador to train all the lab members on aseptic surgical procedures.

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

  • Doctorate degree may be considered in lieu of required experience.
  • Prior experiences in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, DNA purification, Western blot, etc.).
  • Must have strong skills with handling animal models including performing/maintaining therapeutic experiments using PDX models.
  • Experience with genotyping of GEM models. 





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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:#7081138 (Ref:7753-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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