Title:  Research Assistant I

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $38,212 - $51,683
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  13345


The Neuroscience Department at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a skilled Research Assistant I. The candidate will be involved in exciting projects studying brain cognition using state of the art facilities and tour de force electrophysiological recordings.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
  • Collects, evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigator.
  • Trains and orients less experienced staff.
  • Assists with protocol development and compliance.
  • Regularly inspects and maintains lab equipment and lab facilities to meet sanitation standards that assure the highest quality of animal care.
  • Monitors to assure compliance with USDA, PHS, AAALAC, BCM and other relevant regulations, guidelines and policies.
  • Interacts and coordinates with veterinary services staff to assure health and welfare of animals.
  • Works closely and interacts daily with NHP to assist with aspects of their daily routine.
  • Assists with several aspects of surgery preparation and surgery, including organizing and setting up surgery tools, monitoring patient vitals, etc.
  • Works with BCM vets and vet techs to assist with pre-operative and post-operative care of NHP patients.
  • Works with BCM vets and vet techs to assist with injections, administering medications, and performing anesthetic maintenance and monitoring.

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.
  • Experience working with primates.



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.