Research Associate - Advanced Technology Cores (90002575)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7083460 (Ref:8270-en_US)

Posted: August 19, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Genetically Engineered Rodent Models (GERM) Core possesses specialized expertise and state-of-the-art equipment for providing essential mouse services to individual investigators and large research programs at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborative investigators of other institutes. The Core is offering a highly motivated and competent professional the opportunity to serve as a Research Associate in a team-based research setting. Primary responsibilities include assisting with the production of mouse models using gene editing approaches and implementing new gene editing and embryo manipulation methods. Applicants with experience designing CRISPR-based genome editing approaches and genotyping schemes, genome editing reagent preparation, and mouse embryo manipulation are preferred. Applicants should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research and demonstrate excellent scientific communication skills.

Job Duties

  • Designs CRISPR-based genome editing approaches.
  • Designs genotyping schemes to identify on- and off-target gene editing events.
  • Reviews proposed genome editing and genotyping approaches with Core users.
  • Performs embryo and animal genotyping, analyze results, and report results to Core users.
  • Assists with rodent embryology and animal husbandry.
  • May establish new genome editing and embryology protocols and procedures.
  • May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format.
  • May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.

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

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.





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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