Research Associate - Molecular & Human Genetics - Kaipparettu Lab

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7068404 (Ref:4348-en_US)

Posted: July 29, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Associate will be responsible for conducting the lab experiments and validation studies in a project focused on mitochondria-nuclear crosstalk in cancer. The lab is tasked with understanding the significance of mitochondrial metabolic reprogramming and its nuclear communication in tumor progression and metastasis. Most of the projects in the lab have a translational end and we use patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models for preclinical studies.The position will also be responsible for the development of independent projects.


This project requires the planning and development of new research projects in the area of  mitochondria-nuclear crosstalk in cancer. This includes the timely progression of ongoing projects, as well as discovery of new research areas identified through literature search and collaborations. Research independence and collaboration skill are must for this project. 

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.

Job Duties
  • Perform in-silico analysis and high-throughput analysis.
  • Maintenance of mice colonies and in vivo experiments.
  • The position will also help the PI in grant writing,  and also should write independent small grants for his/her career development. 
  • The Research Associate is expected to actively participate in the training of junior lab members in their lab experiments and literature searches.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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.





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:#7068404 (Ref:4348-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
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