Senior Research Assistant

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7116513 (Ref.No. 13798-en_US)
Posted: November 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Assistant Senior will carry out a variety of laboratory procedures including DNA/RNA/protein extraction,  electrophoresis, PCR, qPCR, western blot, molecular cloning, cell culture, histology, mouse colony maintenance, mouse behavioral tests, mouse surgeries, mouse metabolic tests, or bioinformatics analysis of omics data and single cell data.e.

Job Duties

  • Documents results and prepares them for presentations.
  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Summarizes research findings and write manuscripts to publish in research journals.
  • Prepares buffers and reagents for laboratory operations.
  • Manages circadian chambers, microscope, optogenetic instrument, cryotanks, and refrigerators.
  • Performs RNA/DNA extraction and tissue culture, PCR, Western blotting, and other routine lab assays.
  • Performs histological procedures: tissue preparation, slide preparation, IHC/IF staining.
  • Performs surgery, behavioral and metabolic testings in living animals
  • Performs omics analysis and interpretation (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, metabolomics, etc)

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in a basic science area or a related field.
  • We are seeking a candidate who has good experimental skills in a broad area of animal research. 



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.