Title:  Laboratory Assistant

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; Varied Schedule
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $8,148 - $10,796
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11479


The Ray lab at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for Laboratory Assistant. The Ray lab studies the neural circuits governing our behavior and physiology. A major goal in the lab is to automate our assays for measuring behavior and physiology in our genetic animal models for enhanced accuracy and consistency as well as increasing capacity for data collection. The studies are currently focused on two primary areas, the potential effects of COVID-19 on neural control of breathing and neurological vulnerabilities in the infant congenital disorders such as the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Job Duties

  • Works to automate cardio-respiratory assays used to measure breathing in infant and adult mice.
  • Utilizes a wide variety of approaches including CAD/CAM software, 3D printing and CNC milling, Micro-boards that includes Arduino and PI with custom written software in Python and Matlab. 
  • Manages laboratory information using software including Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Filemaker Pro.
  • Orders equipment, consumables and supplies.
  • Autoclaves glassware.
  • Prepares solutions, and culture media following established formulas and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Six months of relevant experience.



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.