Research Assistant II - 3D Organoid Core

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7116147 (Ref:13845-en_US)

Posted: November 16, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Assistant II will provide responsible research assistance as part of Baylor College of Medicines 3D Organoid core. This job is suitable for someone who can handle multiple projects and can follow instructions with minimal supervision.  The RA II will be able to manage and oversee team members as well as interface with core users. Technical contributions to establishing and growing organoid cultures will be required. Technical skills required include sterile maintenance and culturing of cells and performing a variety of assays such as flow cytometry, microscopy, and RT-qPCR to validate cultures. A responsible, skilled and dedicated individual is required. This position will offer a unique and rewarding translational research experience in a dynamic and highly productive environment.

Job Duties

  • Interface with core users providing expertise and service
  • Manage activities of other core team members
  • Oversee general organization and daily functioning of the 3D Organoid core
  • Maintain cell lines and production of growth factors for cell growth
  • Perform techniques used in routine research to validate cell cultures
  • Document results
  • Contribute to core maintenance, order supplies, general clean up, freezer catalogue, and maintain lab equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters  biological sciences 
  • Managerial experience desired
  • Experience working in an academic research lab
  • Tissue culture expertise and experience in sterile technique 



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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