Title:  Student Helper

Division:  Center for Gene Therapy
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $9 per hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  15951


This position is available for students seeking summer internship opportunities. The Internship will provide an opportunity for the student to work closely with a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Dr. Benjamin Deneen in order to improve technical skills while being given a developmental opportunity in a professional laboratory setting. 


The aim of the research projects is to improve understanding of malignant brain tumors and how they progress in human disease. This research is executed using a combination of basic molecular biology techniques as well as in vivo mouse models of brain tumors.

Job Duties

  • Takes notes of experiments and protocols in lab notebook.
  • Performs set up and organization of basic molecular biology experiments including PCR, tissue processing, DNA purification processes and gel electrophoresis.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet software and word processing software.
  • Knowledge of basic molecular biology principles and current technologies used in common lab settings.
  • Interest in biological science and a special interest in neuroscience, cancer biology or developmental biology. 


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.