Research Assistant I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7210296 (Ref.No. 18330-en_US)
Posted: January 25, 2024

Job Description


Scientific work in a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) lab. Projects focus on several topics in neuroscience and brain vascular physiology. The lab also develops new methods in functional MRI (fMRI), as well as studies of the physiology and physics of the fMRI response. Experiments are performed on two Siemens 3T Prisma scanners located at Baylor College of Medicine, and a research-dedicated Siemens 7T Terra scanner located nearby at Houston Methodist Hospital.

Job Duties

  • Assist with the execution and analysis of human MRI experiments regarding various neuroscience projects. 
  • Experimental execution work involves recruitment and training of subjects, execution of stimulus codes, and MRI operations. 
  • Analysis work involves use and development of various codes using Python, Matlab, and other languages. 
  • Assist also in the preparation of presentations and graphics for conference proceedings and manuscripts.
  • Assist in the development of computational models of human cerebral blood-flow physiology.

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.
  • Must have at least one year of coding experience in Matlab, Python, or similar high-level language.




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.