Research Assistant I - Pediatrics - Neurology (90002437)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7079524 (Ref:7281-en_US)

Posted: June 7, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Holder lab seeks a motivated and dedicated candidate for a Research Assistant. The ideal candidate will work on neurodevelopmental disorders research. Involves research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to analyze the mechanisms of developmental neurological disorders and develop treatment avenues. Will handle mice for husbandry, behavior and molecular studies. Will also perform molecular studies in the lab including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA isolation, protein isolation and Western blotting.

Job Duties

  • Conducts research projects, both independently and with others, in accordance with general directions from PI.
  • Communicates well in a team setting.  
  • Documents, evaluates, analyzes, and reports data from molecular biology assays, animal models, and cell culture to PI.  
  • Communicates research results during group and individual meetings.  
  • Oversees the purchase, setting up, maintenance of lab equipment and environment, including monitoring inventory of supplies, managing the safety in the lab, managing maintenance contracts, and contacting service personnel for repairs when required.  
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.  
  • Performs alone (and where necessary under supervision) experiments using basic molecular and cellular biology.  
  • Performs alone (and where necessary under supervision) mouse and/or fly phenotyping procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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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