Title:  Research Assistant I

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $37,463 - $42,614
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  4940
Job Purpose

This individual will serve the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), and its research mission at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). A Research Assistant I is needed to join a basic science/translational research lab based in the Texas Children's Microbiome Center at TCH. Laboratory studies are focused on understanding mechanisms of GI disease prevention in children.

In addition to adhering to the policies set forth by TCH and BCM, the person must understand and act on the need for discretion due to the sensitive nature of research involved. This person will report to Tor Savidge, Ph.D., and will be based in the Feigin Tower of TCH.

Job Duties

This person will participate in funded research projects relating to infectious disease, COVID-19 and microbiome-neuroimmune signaling and will assist the department in obtaining additional funding.
This individual will design, direct, and conduct experiments requiring high‐level skills and expertise in the laboratory environment.
This individual will develop and optimize new techniques for the laboratory, analyze data, compile literature searches, and report results and summaries to faculty members.
This individual's laboratory duties will be heavily weighted in physiology and molecular techniques, including (but not limited to): cell signaling in vitro and in vivo.
Other duties will involve systems biology based methods, including but not limited to classical metabolite and protein expression, cell culture, and animal experiments.
This individual is expected to work independently while balancing a variety of ongoing projects, deadlines, and basic laboratory management. 
This individual will also assist in the supervision of junior lab members and will be instrumental in organizing laboratory management tasks.



Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a related field.





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