Research Assistant I - Huffington Center on Aging (90002119)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7084507 (Ref:8482-en_US)

Posted: September 1, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Hui Zheng in the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine. The successful applicant will join a highly dynamic research group with excellent track-record and rich resources in Alzheimer’s disease research. The individual will carry out projects on lysosomal regulation in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models using molecular, biochemical and immunohistochemical techniques. 

Job Purpose

Performs responsible research work that requires planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.

Job Duties

•    Culture and maintain mammalian cells and perform transfection to the cultures
•    Generate primary neuronal and glial cultures from neonatal mouse brains
•    Perform quantitative PCR and western blotting of cultured cells and mouse brain tissues
•    Perform immunostaining analysis of cell cultures and mouse brain sections to examine lysosome structures
•    Perform behavioral analysis of AD mouse models

The candidate should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in molecular and cellular biology or neuroscience. Previous research experience in related areas and/or animal handling is particularly desirable. 

Baylor College of Medicine is a leading biomedical research institute and an equal opportunity employer located in the heart of Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The academic and collaborative environment is excellent. Competitive salary and fringe benefits will be offered.  Applicants should submit his/her CV and a list of three references to Dr. Hui Zheng via email at

Minimum Qualifications

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





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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