Title:  Research Assistant II

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $47,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3553
Job Purpose

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

A full-time Research Assistant position is available immediately in the Kaochar Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine.

We are seeking a candidate who is enthusiastic, highly self-motivated, highly responsible, dedicated to science and problem solving, with excellent organizational skills and effective at working independently, while also collaborating and assisting the team in its collective research goals. Excellent attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects is expected. The position requires the candidate to have strong communication and written skills in English. 

Other responsibilities include:

- Build and maintain syngeneic, xenograft, PDX and orthotopic mouse cancer models
- Perform mouse in vivo animal procedures, including dosing animals by various routes (e.g. intravenous, intraperitoneal, etc), and measuring tumors by calipers
- Mouse necropsy and tissue collection
- Contribute to overall vivarium organization and IACUC protocol
- Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases. Maintain electronic records.
- Prior experience with animal procedures is required.
- Ensuring compliance with Baylor College of Medicine policies and SOPs, local and other applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines.
- The position requires a highly self-motivated individual, with outstanding organizational skills, the ability to effectively present results and conclusions to co-workers, collaborators and manager. Ability to work well under pressure and drive personal and team objectives


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field. 
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Education Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.
  • Prior laboratory experience (5+ years) in a biology research lab. Candidates with a background and demonstrated competence and experience in the biology of cancer are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Minimum commitment of 2 years (applicants interested in a long-term are prefererd) will be preferred.





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