Title:  Senior Research Assistant

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $45,271- $58,854
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2843

Senior Research Assistant position in high-throughput screening, synthetic biology, protein engineering, and/or molecular cloning

Job Purpose

We are seeking a talented scientist or bioengineer to join our team (www.stpierrelab.com; Twitter: @StPierreLab). Our lab invents and applies new molecular tools of broad utility in research. For example, we develop protein-based fluorescent biosensors for measuring neural activity, synthetic gene networks for controlling protein production, and high-throughput methods for discovery genes involved in disease. We are looking for a motivated, organized, and resourceful scientist to accelerate these efforts. The ability to properly document results is critical for this position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge molecular and imaging technologies, learn new skills, and be part of an enjoyable workplace. We have several projects to choose from depending on skills and interests.

Job Duties
  • Use modern cloning techniques to assemble new expression vectors and construct large mutagenesis libraries.
  • Test novel tools (e.g. sensors) in cells and demonstrate their utility, oven using cutting-edge microscopy.
  • Disseminate novel tools to the broader scientific and industrial communities, making new contacts along the way.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field.
  • Required: Four years of relevant experience.
  • None required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.





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