Research Assistant II - Neuroscience (90002091)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7091205 (Ref:9887-en_US)

Posted: January 3, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Jankowsky Lab is looking for a smart and dedicated research assistant for a new project developing viral gene therapy against tau aggregation in Alzheimer's disease.  This work will explore the potential for altered tau peptides to prevent aggregation of endogenous tau protein in vitro and in mouse models for the disease.


To learn more about the Joanna Jankowsky Lab, please visit: 

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts research experiments to assess protein aggregation.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data to identify synthetic peptides capable of preventing protein aggregation.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format to identify potential peptide inhibitors and their potential mechanism of action.
  • Documents results of experiments, prepares quantitative figures for publication and grant applications, and reports to principal investigator.
  • Trains and orients less experienced research staff in the proper protein/peptide purification, handling, and biophysical characterization.
  • Troubleshoots experimental problems and identifies possible solutions.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Prior experience with handling and assaying amyloidogenic proteins. 



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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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