Title:  Senior Research Assistant

Division:  Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $45,271 - $58,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3592

The Senior Research Assistant will provide responsible research assistance as part of Baylor College of Medicines 3D Organoid core.  This position will offer a unique and rewarding translational research experience in a dynamic and highly productive environment.  


Job Duties
  • Interface with core users providing expertise and service
  • Interact with other core team members
  • Oversee general organization and daily functioning of the 3D Organoid core
  • Maintain cell lines and production of growth factors for cell growth
  • Application of techniques used in routine research to validate cell cultures
  • Document results
  • Assist with writing reports and papers
  • Other duties as required for the project including contribution to core maintenance, ordering supplies, general clean up, freezer cataloging, and maintaining lab equipment.  
  • Perform and analyze cellular responses to microbial infections of cultures.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. 
  • Experience Required: Four years of relevant experience.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Four years work experience in an academic research lab. Tissue culture expertise is needed
  • Managerial experience
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects and follow instructions with minimal supervision.
  • Manage and interact well with other team members as well as interface with core users.
  • Technical contributions to establishing and growing organoid cultures will be required.
  • Technical skills required include sterile maintenance and culturing of cells and performing a variety of assays such as flow cytometry, microscopy, and RT-qPCR to validate cultures.
  • Also performing infections with various microbes and analyzing cell responses.
  • A responsible, skilled and dedicated individual is required.





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