Senior Research Assistant - Pediatrics - Nutrition (90002446)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7096430 (Ref:10834-en_US)

Posted: March 24, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

Under the supervision of the PI, the Senior Research Assistant (SRA) works independently to support research on the role of nutrition in the regulation of growth of skeletal muscle in early life.  Our laboratory uses a comprehensive approach to investigate coordinated responses of protein synthesis and degradation, intracellular signaling, gene expression, and metabolism to premature birth and dietary interventions. The SRA will work as the lead to manager a team of postdoctoral fellows and technical staff to execute the PI’s research and in support of multiple research projects. Learn more about the laboratory at https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/teresa-davis-lab and https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/teresa-davis-20280.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts animal research studies with neonatal pigs including surgeries, husbandry, clinical care, and specimen collection and handling.
  • Performs analytical work on collected specimens using a variety of biochemical, cellular, and molecular techniques for determination of protein metabolism, nutrient signaling, and cell growth.
  • Conducts biochemical assays using colorimetric, fluorometric, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and mass spectrometry methods.
  • May perform cellular and molecular method and protocols to quantify protein and gene expression using enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA), Western immunoblotting, and Real-Time Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR (qRT-PCR).  Willing to train.
  • Independently troubleshoots experiments and assists with the development and implementation of new standard operating procedures/processes for the laboratory.
  • Maintains careful and detailed documentation of experiments in lab notebooks and collected data and its analysis. This requires a working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing skills.
  • Analyzes, summarizes, and evaluates data from research experiments.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of research staff.
  • Trains and orients new research personnel.
  • Responsible for coordinating purchasing of laboratory supplies and maintenance of necessary reagents and supplies to support timely laboratory analysis.
  • Assists PI with IACUC compliance and other lab inspections.
  • Serves as the liaison between the lab and BCM Environmental Safety Officers for all laboratory protocols, including chemical, biological, and OHP safety protocols.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in science
  • Experience in laboratory and animal research
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 

 

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.

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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:#7096430 (Ref:10834-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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