Research Assistant I - Neuroscience (90002091)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7072302 (Ref:5348-en_US)

Posted: November 18, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Purpose

Performs responsible research work that requires planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.

Job Duties
  • Conduct rodent surgical procedures.
  • Conduct mouse husbandry work and maintain transgenic mouse colony.
  • Perform behavioral testing in mice and rat.
  • Assist other lab projects.
  • Train group personnel.
  • Clone and prepare mutagenesis plasmid libraries in 96-well format.
  • Transfect individual constructs and mutagenesis libraries in mammalian cells.
  • Transfect individual constructs in dissociated neuronal cultures.
  • Perform automated imaging and evaluation of novel constructs expressed in mammalian cells.
  • Perform electrophysiological characterization of novel variants in HEK293 cells.
  • Document research results.
  • Communicate research results during group meeting presentations and individual meetings.
  • Oversee the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Experience Required: Two years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Education Preferred: 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.

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