Research Assistant II - Translational Research

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7261429 (Ref:19911-en_US)

Posted: July 10, 2024

Job Description


A motivated Research Assistant II is needed to join a basic science/translational research lab based in the Texas Children’s Microbiome Center at TCH. Laboratory studies are focused on understanding mechanisms of GI disease prevention in children. This person will participate in funded research projects relating to microbiome-neuroimmune signaling and will assist the department in obtaining additional funding. This individual will design, direct, and conduct experiments requiring high level skills and expertise in the laboratory environment.

Job Duties

  • Participate in funded research projects and assist the laboratory in obtaining additional funding.
  • Develop and optimize new techniques for the laboratory.
  • Analyze data, compile literature searches, and report results and summaries to faculty members.
  • This individual’s laboratory duties will be heavily weighted in physiology and molecular techniques, including (but not limited to): cell signaling in vitro and in vivo.
  • Other duties will involve classical metabolite and protein expression, cell culture, and animal experiments.
  • Work independently while balancing a variety of ongoing projects, deadlines, and basic laboratory management.
  • Organize laboratory management tasks.
  • Assist with cell signaling studies and animal handling in the Texas Childrens Microbiome Center.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in basic science or a related field with 2 years experience
  • A strong background in cell signaling and animal handling is highly desirable.
  • Applicants with previous experience in studying molecular or cell biology and animal handling will be favorably considered.

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:#7261429 (Ref:19911-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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