Research Assistant II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7219527 (Ref.No. 18614-en_US)
Posted: February 21, 2024

Job Description


A Research Assistant position is available at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine. Projects involve engineering T cells as a therapy of cancer and include construct design, molecular cloning, and functional assays in preclinical models of human cancer in vitro and in vivo. The candidate would be testing initial hypotheses in pilot experiments and leading their own project(s) towards clinical translation. The candidate would join a dynamic, diverse, and experienced team of scientists passionate about translational research and clinical trials.

Job Duties

  • Design and perform molecular cloning and expression analysis in human lymphocytes and analyze results with minimal guidance
  • Design and perform functional cell culture assays and analyze results with limited guidance
  • Test lead constructs in xenograft mouse models
  • Analyze and integrate experimental results and present at weekly meetings
  • Troubleshoot arising experimental and directional issues
  • Analyze literature and develop new hypotheses to test in pilot experiments.
  • Assist with writing reports and manuscripts and present at scientific meetings.
  • Log and maintain experimental notes.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in cell culture assays. 
  • A Master's degree basic science or a related field and relevant experience in translational immunology and cell engineering is strongly preferred.



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.