Research Associate - Pediatrics - Nutrition (90002446)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7072156 (Ref:5298-en_US)

Posted: November 13, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The Research Associate will perform advanced research regarding the neural control of feeding, metabolism, and body weight, as well as the impact of brain-gut axis and microbiota on obesity, mental, and neurodegenerative disorders. The lab is currently on the path to publish a series of manuscripts supported by NIH and USDA grants. The Research Associate will have the great opportunity to contribute to these exciting projects and be co-authored in high-profile journals.  The laboratory is associated with USDA Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital. For additional information about this lab, please visit
https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/qi-wu-33160
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Km6FYjgAAAAJ&hl=en

Job Duties
  • Performs experiments and data analysis in transgenic mouse models, including stereotactic brain surgery, viral-based neural circuit mapping and gene targeting, opto-/chemo-genetics, in vivo calcium-sensor analysis, in vivo electrophysiology, real-time feeding, metabolism and exercise analysis, mental and cognitive behavior analysis. The PI will provide necessary training for these cutting-edge neuroscience technologies and sufficient guidance to conduct experimental assays and data analysis.
  • 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.
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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master or Doctoral degree in the broad fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, pharmacy, or nursing.
  • Experience in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, and/or genetics.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

 5298

CA; CH 



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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