Research Assistant I - Pediatrics - Nutrition (90002446)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7088071 (Ref:9191-en_US)

Posted: October 28, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The research focus of our lab is the role of nutrition on the regulation of growth and function of skeletal muscle in neonatal life. The candidate will be involved in projects with newborn piglets to evaluate the effect of dietary amino acid supplements on skeletal muscle growth and the consequence for general growth and body composition. The job will require handling piglets to assess food intake, energy balance, growth and body composition. In addition, analytical work on collected specimens using a variety of molecular and histological techniques will be required for determination of protein metabolism, nutrient signaling, and cell growth.

Job Duties

  • Plans and conducts research experiments, evaluates and analyzes data, summarizes results for presentation, and reports to principal investigator(s).
  • Coordinates procedures with collaborators and other lab members.
  • Conducts bench analytical work using a variety of cell and molecular biology techniques.
  • Maintains careful and detailed documentation of experiments in lab notebooks, collected data, and its analysis; this requires a working knowledge of spreadsheets, some statistics, writing, and word processing skills.
  • Develops new methodologies, identifies problems, and suggests solutions.
  • Ensures that necessary supplies are ordered and available when needed; engages in good laboratory practices to ensure that: the laboratory is clean and organized, equipment is maintained in optimal condition, appropriate safety and institutional regulatory protocols are followed, and appropriate documentation is maintained and up to date.
  • Assigns responsibilities and instructs less experienced lab members.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format as needed in support of on-going projects.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in 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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Job posting number:#7088071 (Ref:9191-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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