Laboratory Director - Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Maresso

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7089653 (Ref:9361-en_US)

Posted: November 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


TAILOR Labs, the Maresso lab group, and Baylor College of Medicine are seeking candidates for a Lab Director/Director of Operations to help direct all aspects of phage therapy science and clinical cases, including phage discovery, characterization, preparation, and exploratory science into the mechanisms of phage action, synergy with antibiotics, directed evolution and resistance, synthetic biology, genome engineering, and immune response. This is part of a larger effort to adapt personalized medicines to diseases where evolution undermines treatment (e.g., antimicrobial resistance). TAILOR Labs is the only end-to-end phage therapy program in the U.S. and seeks to address the most difficult challenges in the infectious disease field with cutting edge research.  Projects are high risk, high reward that push and explore new biomedical frontiers. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge in molecular biology and microbiology and demonstrate creative out-of-the box thinking and willingness to join and work with a large, highly collaborative research team exploring the universe of adaptable therapeutics.

Job Duties

  • Generates new experimental paradigms; must be able to design controlled experiments.
  • Assists in the oversight of the discovery and production of phage for compassionate care use after FDA approval.
  • Analyzes molecular data including computational tools associated with sequence information.
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
  • Supervises, schedules and coordinates the activities of less experienced research staff.
  • Serves as a liaison with academic and private collaborators.
  • Directs/Manages Laboratory Operations including research personnel, budgets, and orders.
  • Must be up-to-date with the latest literature.
  • Participates in group meetings to discuss findings.
  • Helps write scientific manuscripts and grants.
  • Presents research results and attends conferences.
  • Oversees the mentoring and direction of technicians and graduate students.
  • Integrates leadership of a team-like culture.
  • Supervises other employees.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. 
  • Significant postdoctoral or management research experience is a plus. 





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:#7089653 (Ref:9361-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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