Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7116700 (Ref:13895-en_US)

Posted: November 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Chen laboratory in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, seeks talented and self-driven individuals to join our group. The Research Associate will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative team of scientists to elucidate genetics underlying inherited human retinal diseases through integrative analysis of large scale genomics, epigenomics, and single cell omics datasets from both human and model organisms. One of the significant gaps in our current understanding of inherited human retinal degenerative disorders is that mutations cannot be identified for about 30% of the patients. To address this gap, we have recruited over 7,000 patients with inherited retinal disease and performed comprehensive genomic sequencing.

Job Duties

  • Interpretation of patient dataset through working closely with other lab members to combine both experimental and computational approaches for novel mutations and candidate disease gene discovery and follow up studies
  • Conduct NGS profiling on patient DNA/RNA
  • Run analysis pipeline experiments and interpret results
  • Develop new multiomics analysis strategy to uncover novel mutations associated with human diseases
  • Contribute writing for upcoming publications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field.  Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Genetics, Genomics, Molecular and Cell biology
  • Previous experience in molecular diagnosis and human genetics is a plus.
  • Experiences in the visual system is desired.



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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