Research Assistant I
Baylor College of Medicine
Job posting number: #7150798 (Ref:16006-en_US)
Posted: May 27, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The primary mission of the HGSC is actionable translational research across the full spectrum of human health and disease using large-scale genomic data to drive collaborative analytics, gene-phenotype discovery, and clinical innovation. The HGSC is funded from multiple National Institutes of Health sources, including the All of Us Research Program (AoURP) as a Genome Center, the Gregor Consortium to elucidate the genetics of rare disease funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and as a sequence technology core for the Texas Medical Center Genomic Center for Infectious Disease (GCID) established by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Being a premier large-scale sequencing center, the HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting edge of genomic science in a state-of-the-art institution.
The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant (RA- I) to work in research production pipelines. The position would principally involve sample preparation for next generation sequencing (NGS) across multiple pipelines including DNA and RNA QC, construction of NGS DNA libraries, or support Olink proteomics platform.
- Work independently and within a team under the direction of the team leader and the group manager.
- Perform laboratory research projects and production tasks following the SOPs.
- Collect, compile, evaluate and analyze data.
- Document experiment results and report to supervisor.
- Troubleshoot problematic results.
- Prepare reagent, solutions, and oligos used for production.
- Update LIMS, sample tracking and project summary using excel sheets.
- Perform routine laboratory equipment maintenance and log records as required. Operate robotic liquid handlers.
- Track the inventory for reagents and report to team lead when furthering order is needed.
- Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
- Two years of relevant experience.
- Master's degree in biological science or equivalent.
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.