Research Associate - Huffington Center on Aging (90002119)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7067202 (Ref:4057-en_US)

Posted: June 24, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Purpose

Performs complex research of an advanced nature under the general direction of the Principal Investigator.  Typically requires a high-level of skills and expertise in the area of research specialty. Our group focuses on synaptic development and translational applications in neural diseases.  We seek to uncover molecules that control neural identity and synaptic partner choice and to understand how disruptions these choices may contribute the disease processes.  We are a dynamic group that offers an engaging work environment.

Job Duties

As a member of the lab you would design, direct, and conduct research experiments, evaluate and analyze data, develop and validate new protocols, aid in project management, help lead intergroup teams toward completion of assigned goals, design and conduct proper validation and controls for research, read and evaluate the literature, aid in figure generation and paper writing, contribute to grant writing.

  • Knowledge of mouse work.
  • Histology expertise. Knowledge of confocal and other imaging modalities.
  • Track of large datasets.
  • Interest and ability in team management, people skills, communication, and time management.
  • Knowledge of biostatistics.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, protein analysis, library preparation, sequencing techniques, and tissue handling and processing.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field.  Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications

PhD degree in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience or a related field or have equivalent education and work experience.





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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