Title:  Laboratory Director

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday , 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $70,100 - $75,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8082


The Ray laboratory studies how the brain’s regulation of breathing is disrupted in congenital disorders such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and respiratory infections such as COVID-19 using genetically engineered mouse models.

Job Purpose

Plans, coordinates, and optimizes general and scientific needs of a Baylor College of Medicine laboratory. Provides professional guidance and technical support to faculty and principal investigators and acts as an administrator of an assigned College laboratory.

Job Duties

  • Carry out independent experimental work. 40%
    • Animal physiological and behavioral testing.
    • Molecular assays including recombinant DNA cloning and PCR.
    • Tissue histology and microscopy.
    • Data analysis, and figure generation.
  • Plans and organizes administrative operations of the laboratory. 40%
    • Performs personnel management functions and supervises technical support staff.
    • Maintains lab oversight of supply inventory, procurement, and budget management.
    • Maintains lab oversight of institutional compliance and regulations.
    • Establishes procedures for management of the use of laboratory equipment including maintenance, repair, and inventory.
  • Performs mouse colony maintenance. 20%
    • Breeding and husbandry.
    • Weaning and genotyping.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a biology or medicine related field. Experience place of a degree will not be accepted.
  • Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
  • The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated with a PhD in neuroscience, physiology, molecular or cell biology, genetics or related field, with a strong understanding of mouse genetics.
  • Good organizational skills, excellent record keeping, attention to detail.
  • Demonstrable management experience and the ability to work well with others.
  • Direct experience handling and working with genetically engineered lab mice.
  • Experience with basic immunohistological laboratory techniques including tissue harvest and processing, thin section microscopy.
  • Experience with basic molecular laboratory techniques including PCR, recombinant plasmid DNA.





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