Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7106159 (Ref.No. 12443-en_US)
Posted: July 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A part-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Theodore Wensel, located in the Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The research focus is on molecular mechanisms of signal transduction. The Research Associate will conduct cell-based assays of GPCR signaling and second messenger responses, as well as prepare needed reagents my molecular design and cloning of expression vectors. The position requires the ability to work independently to design, conduct and analyze experiments, to write manuscripts and prepare presentations for meetings, and the ability to work within a team and serve as mentor to junior laboratory members.

Job Duties

  • Design, conduct and analyze the results from experiments probing GPCR signaling mechanisms.
  • Conduct necessary molecular biology procedures to produce and purify plasmids and viruses for heterologous expression.
  • Carry out gene knockdown, knockout and mutagenesis in cultured cells.
  • Assist in writing manuscripts and grant proposals.

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

  • Ph.D. Biochemistry
  • Three years of research experience, including Ph.D. thesis research
  • Experience with G-protein signaling



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