Title:  Student Helper

Division:  Center for Gene Therapy
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $9.50 per hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  15948


The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy hosts an intensive ten-week program where participants are paired with an experienced scientific mentor (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) and are assigned a research project. Summer students attend an immunology course, run by CAGT graduate students and fellows, which is designed to teach the basics of immunology and to introduce them to translational immunotherapy research being conducted at the center. Students also meet to discuss historical and current papers relevant to their research. At the end of the program, each summer student presents their findings to peers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty from the CAGT.

Job Duties

  • Contributes to ongoing research studies with an experienced mentor.
  • Learns the basics of laboratory safety and etiquette as well as proper experimental design.
  • Completes molecular biology studies including cloning through vector design and tissue culture work to complete functional assays.
  • Performs techniques including ELISA, flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, and ELISPOT.
  • Participates in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.
  • Participates in an introductory immunology course, presents in journal clubs, and presents a final presentation at the end of the summer program. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a High School or College Student (undergraduate or graduate).
  • No experience required.

Position-Specific Requirements

  • Students should be 18 years or older.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some undergraduate coursework.


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.