Title:  Student Helper

Division:  Center for Gene Therapy
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $9.50 per hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  6860

Job Purpose

The Center for Cell and Gene Therapy hosts an intensive ten-week program, 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.

Summer student interns are paired with a highly experienced mentor where they will contribute to on going research studies. Students will learn the basics of laboratory safety and etiquette as well as proper experimental design. Students will complete molecular biology studies including cloning through vector design and tissue culture work to complete functional  assays. Techniques will include ELISA, flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, and ELISPOT. Students will also participate in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.

Job Duties

Responsible for one or more of the following duties:

  • Provides office administrative support.
  • Provides research administrative or technical support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a High School or College Student (undergraduate or graduate).


  • Students will participate in an introductory immunology course and be required to present in journal clubs and in a final presentation at the end of the summer program.






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