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Title:  Research Assistant I

Division:  Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $37,463 - $55,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  3176
Summary

A Research Assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Larina in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX to develop functional optical imaging methods toward the investigation of reproductive mechanisms. We are a dynamic, highly collaborative team of optical engineers and biologists, investigating biomechanical aspects of biological processes in mouse models of human disorders. Our studies bring together optical system design, OCT, confocal/multiphoton microscopy, optogenetics, technology development in functional optical imaging and data processing (4D angiography, cilia beat mapping, cardiodynamic analysis, elastography), vital fluorescent reporters, genetic mouse models of human disorders, developmental and reproductive biology questions. The applicant should have strong programming skills, image processing, modeling, statistical data analysis and machine learning experience, and extensive training in biomedical system design.

Job Duties
  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • May develop and modify computer programs.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • May assign activities to less experienced research staff.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Experience Required: Two years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Mechanical, Optical, or Biomedical Engineering. 
  • Extensive expertise in thermography, spectroscopy, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, and signal/image processing are essential.
  • Experience with computational analysis of tissue heat transfer and fluid dynamics is a plus.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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