Senior Research Assistant

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7200186 (Ref:18012-en_US)

Posted: December 9, 2023

Job Description


The selected individual will perform functional experiments with patient-derived models (in vitro and in vivo) of brain tumors and supervise the activities of trainees and other staff in the lab. This position will have a key role in advancing the research priorities of the Gallo lab by coordinating experimental activities among lab members and complementing expertise in select areas, particularly as in relation to preclinical work in mice. This position will therefore require strong experimental and mentoring skills and expertise.

Job Duties

  • Independently plans, directs and conducts research experiments in accordance to overall project trajectory.
  • Generates patient-derived models from surgical specimens (cultures and xenografts).
  • Trains, supervises, and mentors less experienced lab members.
  • Independently evaluates, processes, and analyzes experiment data.
  • Presents data to the PI and group meetings.
  • Conducts literature reviews and summarizes information in an appropriate format for the PI and team.
  • Contributes to paper, protocol, and grant development.
  • Orders lab supplies and manages lab inventory.
  • Drafts standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the lab.
  • Generates professional-grade figures and graphics.
  • Maintains lab database of patient-derived models.
  • Conducts experiments with patient-derived models of brain tumors, both in vitro and orthotopically in vivo.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Knowledgeable of the literature in the field
  • Familiarity with preclinical work in mice



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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