The successful candidate will serve as a lead scientist to help direct reseach projects being conducted throughout the lab alongside porincipal investigator. The position will also help train lab personnel in complex animal survival surgeries, optogenetics, behavior, and molecular biology techniques. Alongside support roles, the position will also serve as a lead contact for a viral engineering and production core, which provides viral vectors to BCM and off site laboratories.
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.
May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
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.
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.