Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7100362 (Ref.No. 11163-en_US)
Posted: May 19, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Associate will conduct research under the general guidance of the principal investigator, but exhibits the ability to plan and implement experiments and analyze their results. The Research Associate will handle animal breeding and animal genotyping; perform ischemia-reperfusion kidney surgery on mice; and inject or feed drugs to mice. They will perform a variety of routine experimental techniques such as electrophoresis, centrifugation, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry and the like.  Traditional work hours are Monday - Friday, however, some evening and weekend work will be required.


Our laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and responsible Research Associate. The primary focus of our lab is exploring the mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion kidney injury and sexual dimorphism in kidney diseases. We are also seeking clinical strategies to prevent acute kidney injury.  The department is willing to train regarding lab techniques needed to do the role.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for breeding and maintaining mouse colonies and PCR-genotyping.
  • Conduct ischemia-reperfusion kidney surgery to create a model of acute kidney injury.
  • Conduct molecular assays such as real time RT-PCR, genotyping, Western blotting etc.

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.


  • Responds promptly and accurately to inquiries, and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow up.
  • There is periodic exposure to unpleasant conditions.
  • Work week occasionally exceeds 40 hours.
  • Must be flexible and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.



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.