Title:  Research Assistant II

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,783 - $53,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2281
Job Purpose

The Tom Cooper lab is looking for a highly motivated individual for basic research using molecular and cell biology skills and mouse disease models to investigate the regulation of gene expression during heart and skeletal development and affected in muscular dystrophy.

Performs responsible research work of a complex nature that requires establishing test methods and procedures as well as planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.

Job Duties
  • Molecular biology and cell culture techniques and working with mouse lines to model the myotonic dystrophy, the most common cause of muscular dystrophy in adults.
  • Plan, direct, and conduct research experiments.
  • Evaluate and analyze data.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Document results of experiments and report to principal investigators.
  • Train and orient less experienced research staff.
  • Define problems and possible solutions.
  • Oversee the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • May assign activities to less experienced research staff.
Minimum Qualifications


  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field.


  • Required: Three years of relevant experience.


  • None required.
FLSA Status






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