The Assistant Laboratory Director will perform responsible research work in a clinical, translational, and basic research lab that requires planning, completing, and occasionally leading limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor. The Assistant Laboratory Director will work with other laboratory personnel, clinical and research collaborators, to perform the required daily activities supporting the projects in the lab. Under general direction of the PI with minimal supervision, conducts activities to support research projects and exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices. The primary duties will be to organize, manage, maintain, and assess laboratory data and samples. Other duties include assistance with preparation of grants and publications, maintains lab equipment, obtain quotes and order lab supplies, and support establishment of a new laboratory.
Assists the Laboratory Director or Principal Investigator in administering a Baylor College of Medicine laboratory. Provides professional guidance and technical support to faculty and principal investigators.
Assists with ongoing and new laboratory research projects
Provides analytical and programmatic support for new and ongoing research projects.
Develops and maintains laboratory databases to ensure research productivity.
Performs research projects (molecular biology, tissue culture, data analysis) in accordance with general plans approved by supervisor.
Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to other researchers.
Maintains and updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.
Manages incoming samples and sample inventory, including processing, DNA extraction and/or cell culture, as appropriate.
Collaborates with researchers in various fields to learn new techniques for assay development, sample processing, and data analysis.
Coordinates and performs procurement of equipment and supplies and manages all stages of the acquisition cycle. Participates in establishing procedures for management of the use of laboratory equipment including maintenance, repair, and inventory.
Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field.
Four years of relevant experience.
Master's degree in a related field.
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.