Staff Scientist - Neuroscience (90002091)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7085389 (Ref:8520-en_US)

Posted: September 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Chin lab investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal and cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders, using transgenic mouse models. New lab members will join a team of researchers utilizing a multidisciplinary approach including molecular biology and biochemistry, behavior, genetic and pharmacological interventions, and in vivo physiology. The Staff Scientist will independently plan and perform molecular biological and biochemical experiments to support research projects in the lab, design and construct viral vectors for manipulation of gene expression in mouse models of disease, and assist the PI in coordinating the logistics of ongoing studies in the lab. We offer a highly collaborative and interactive laboratory research environment in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Purpose

The position is reserved for career researchers and is intended to be utilized after completing at least three years of Postdoctoral research.

Job Duties

  • Independently plans and performs molecular biological and biochemical experiments – significant background and expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry is required.
  • Designs and creates constructs for AAV-based expression systems.
  • Performs cloning, plasmid and primer design, ChIP, qPCR, western blotting.
  • Works collaboratively with other lab members to experimentally support projects and ensure that projects move forward.
  • Assists PI in overseeing logistics of projects in the lab.
  • Responsible for management of transgenic mouse colony.
  • Manages and orders laboratory supplies.
  • Conducts literature searches to identify optimal scientific protocols to address experimental questions.
  • Develops research techniques when necessary for specific research projects.
  • Maintains detailed laboratory notebooks and experimental records.
  • Supervises and coordinates the activities of less experienced research staff.
  • Trains new lab members in laboratory processes and specific research techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research 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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Job posting number:#7085389 (Ref:8520-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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