Student Helper - Ophthalmology (90002103)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7091206 (Ref:9842-en_US)

Posted: January 3, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The primary purpose of this Student Helper position is to carry out various supervised activities in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Frankfort.  The ideal candidate will have a zest for a career in the research.  The lab studies retinal biology and the position will provide exposure in this and related fields.


This position is an outstanding opportunity for career development for high school students and/or recent science graduates interested in biomedical research and/or future advanced degree training in the biomedical sciences or medicine.

Job Duties

  • Provides office administrative support.
  • Provides research administrative or technical support.
  • Plans, directs, and conducts supervised research experiments.
  • Documents results of experiments and report to principal investigator and during lab meetings.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment, ordering, and the general lab environment.
  • Learns and becomes proficient with techniques related to retinal dissection, retinal histology, mouse vision testing, and retinal cell culture.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: Must be a High School or College Student (undergraduate or graduate).
  • No experience required.



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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