Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7100186 (Ref.No. 11540-en_US)
Posted: May 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The primary responsibility of the Research Associate will be to conduct independent computational biology and bioinformatics research. The scientist will have an opportunity to supervise technicians and junior analysts. The ideal candidate will have experience with analyzing genetic data and genomic datasets, a solid background in math and programming, and knowledge of sequence analysis and visualization, gene regulation, and annotation approaches and concepts. Will be expected to both work independently on select projects and within a team environment on other projects. We pair computational researchers with wet-lab researchers, and the scientist will have an opportunity to collaborate with and supervise wet-lab technicians in order to improve the quality and accelerate the completion of their planned projects.


Role located in the department of Pediatrics Oncology; focus on analyses of single cell RNA and DNA profiles and the development and implementation of methods to analyze these data and its application to pediatrics oncology.

Job Duties

  • Bioinformatic analysis of a variety of data types, but especially high-throughput and single-cell profiling technologies. Projects are expected to require data analysis and integration of multiple data types, possibly from multiple sources. For example, following the identification of a genetic alteration in a small dataset, a project may require the study of multiple larger-scale datasets with shared phenotypes and/or genotypes to computationally aid in interoperating the physiological effects of this alteration.
  • Supervise graduate students and interns.

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

  • At least one year of directly related experience.
  • Basic knowledge in statistics
  • Mastery of at least one scripting or programming language including Python, Perl, Shell scripting, C/C++, Java
  • Interest in computational analysis of biological data and its application to improving diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Experience in analyzing biological data and evidence for completion of projects in genomics or computational biology



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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.