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Research Associate

Job Description

Title:  Research Associate
Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $65,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12880


The overall goal of our research program is to delineate novel pathways that link hepatic metabolism and disease. Specifically, Wilson’s disease patients and animal models (such as Atp7b-/- mice) develop severe liver dysfunction and spontaneous hepatic nodule formation. We have several ongoing projects for this area: copper-mediated changes in nuclear receptor function, metabolism, liver regeneration/nodule formation, and autophagy.

Job Duties
  • Independently maintain mouse colonies for experimentation.
  • Perform research experiments, such as, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and ChIP-Seq assays, RNA-Seq assays, Western blotting, and tissue culture.
  • Document results and prepare them for presentation.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and submit data to the PI.
  • Prepare figures for publications, conferences, and grants.
  • Help train junior staff and graduate students.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information for the PI.
  • Maintain lab equipment and inventory lists.
  • Prepare buffers and reagents for laboratory operations.
  • Genotyping and mouse colony management, Western blotting, PCR, real-time PCR, ChIP assays, CRISPR/Cas9 techniques.

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
  • Master’s of Science Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or related fields.
  • Must have positive attitude and eagerness to learn new laboratory techniques.
  • Should have excellent communication skills and work well with others.
  • Knowledge of software programs including R and/or python are preferred but not required.



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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