Research Assistant I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7197664 (Ref:17951-en_US)

Posted: December 2, 2023

Job Description


A Research Assistant position is available in Andrea Ballabio's laboratory for a diligent, motivated, and reliable individual. The ideal candidate will have experience in cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques and be familiar with or willing to learn mouse husbandry and handling, in-vivo experimental procedures, and mouse tissue processing and handling. Under the direction of the PI and other senior laboratory personnel, the candidate is expected to design, conduct, and analyze molecular, cellular, and in-vivo experiments and to assist with the maintenance of cell and tissue cultures, mouse colonies, and inventory of laboratory supplies. The candidate will co-ordinate their work with other laboratory personnel and collaborate as needed with other department members. The work will involve both in-vivo and ex-vivo mouse tissue.

Job Duties

  • Plans, conducts, and analyzes experiments involving molecular and cellular biology under guidance of the PI or other senior research personnel.
  • Maintains cell and tissue cultures.
  • Maintains mouse colonies to generate cohorts for in-vivo experiments.
  • Performs in-vivo genetic manipulations and in-vivo experimental procedures.
  • Handles and processes rodent tissue.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory instruments and the laboratory workspace.
  • Assists in maintaining the laboratory's inventory of required reagents, PPE, and other supplies.
  • Generates plasmids and viral vectors for use in cell culture experiments at direction of senior research personnel.
  • Communicates and presents the results of experiments to the PI and other senior research personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience in physiology, genetics, pharmacology, or neuroscience
  • Familiarity with common molecular biology techniques



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:#7197664 (Ref:17951-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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