The lab is working on a promising new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the seniors (Press release at National Eye Institute: https://www.nei.nih.gov/about/news-and-events/news/combating-drug-resistance-age-related-macular-degeneration.) The primary purpose of the Laboratory Assistant is to perform simple research work under close supervision of the principal investigator in a controlled laboratory setting. The laboratory Assistant requires the use of minor skills and technical knowledge to follow clearly established procedures and guidelines. Applicants can be currently enrolled in a degree program or interested to enter in a research career. This lab studies retinal biology. This will be an outstanding opportunity for career development for applicants interested in biomedical research and/or future advanced degree training in the biomedical sciences or medicine.
- Conducts genotype mice.
- Maintains transgenic mice.
- Assists postdoctoral fellows in research projects that involves eye research.
- Maintains clean and sterilized laboratory equipment such as instrumentation, tables, other items.
- Retrieves and sterilizes and redistributes glassware and other instrumentation used in the laboratory setting.
- Operates the autoclave.
- Prepares work areas with required supplies.
- Maintains inventory of items used in the laboratory to ensure ample supplies are available.
- Works directly with the principal investigator and/or senior lab staff.
- Works on techniques related to retinal dissection, retinal histology, mouse vision testing, and retinal cell culture.
- High School diploma or GED.
- Six months of relevant experience.
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- 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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