Research Associate - Breast Center - Zhang, S. (90003806)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7079455 (Ref:7262-en_US)

Posted: June 4, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The Xiang Zhang Lab investigates biological mechanisms and therapeutic strategies of breast cancer metastasis. The lab is currently investigating early-stage bone colonization of disseminated breast cancer cells and breast cancer-induced immunosuppression. 

 

The individual should be self-motivated and enjoy being highly organized, detail-oriented, communicative, and collaborative; must be a team player and work well within a group. The individual should enjoy contributing to ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for growth.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Seeks external funding via grants applications/submissions.
  • Engages in teaching graduate or medical students.
  • Involved in departmental committee duties.
  • Trains and supervises less experienced research staff such as graduate students and postdocs.
  • Conducts scientific research on bone metastasis of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
  • Collaborates with scientists out of the lab for multidisciplinary study.
  • Develops new model and technique to support the cancer-related research in the lab.
  • Advises junior scientists and provide guidance on their projects.
  • Serves as the animal ambassador to train all the lab members on aseptic surgical procedures.

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

Prior experiences in tissue culture and basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR, DNA purification, Western blot, etc.).

 

 

 

 

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

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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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