Research Associate - Human Genome Sequencing Center - Faculty-General/B

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7072304 (Ref:5355-en_US)

Posted: November 18, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Associate position on the Human Genome Sequencing Center's (HGSC) Library-Automation/CLIA COVID 19 workgroup will apply expertise in the area of genomic sequencing to clinical samples for the ongoing COVID testing/research and clinical sequencing projects. 

Job Duties
  • Works independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline, as well as work on projects including protocol development and optimization.
  • Trains others to plan and conduct experiments, and work under the direction of the team leader and the group manager. 
  • Documents experiment procedures. Collects, compiles, evaluates and analyzes data. Interpret detailed assay procedures and test results.
  • Performs laboratory research projects and production tasks.
  • Updates LIMS, sample tracking and summarize data in an appropriate format.
  • Prepares reagent, solutions, and oligos used for production.
  • 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

PhD in Biology

We invite you to learn more about our benefits ( including medical, dental, and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, incentive-based wellness program, and more.



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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