A full-time position for a research associate is available in the laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Frankfort at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Houston, Texas. Dr. Frankfort is a clinician scientist with clinical and research focus on glaucoma, a blinding neurodegenerative disease. The lab aims to understand the basic mechanisms of glaucoma and uses a combination of genetic and inducible models to study the effects of elevated eye pressure on various aspects of retinal biology.
The Research Associate works closely with the PI to coordinate one or more research projects. Duties are wide ranging and variable, and the ideal candidate will be comfortable learning new techniques to adjust as needed to scientific hypotheses. Core responsibilities will include oversight of personnel and of multiple experiments.
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.
Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
Evaluates and analyzes data.
Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
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.
Skills in immunohistochemistry, cell biology, mouse husbandry, statistics, data analysis, and record keeping are expected.
Skills in physiology, cell culture, and biochemistry are extremely desirable.
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