Research Assistant I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7190539 (Ref.No. 17706-en_US)
Posted: November 2, 2023

Job Description


The laboratory of Dr. Matthew McGinley in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant I position. The McGinley lab studies the neural circuit basis of flexible shifts in performance in sensory-guided behavioral tasks. The Research Assistant will contribute critically to data collection and analysis in the lab.

Job Duties

  • Conducts research experiments, including auditory decision-making behaviors.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Performs technical laboratory procedures:
    • Rodent surgeries with aseptic technique         
    • Autoclaving surgical instruments
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Collects and analyzes data and maintains records.
  • Enters data into research database.
  • Oversees the maintenance surgical equipment, microscope parts, and cleans surgical area.
  • Assists with preparing laboratory reports, progress reports for grants, etc.
  • Operates laboratory equipment.
  • Collection and analysis of electrophysiology data during spatial oddball paradigm.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in basic science or a related field.


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.





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