Title:  Research Assistant II

Division:  Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,785 - $51,981
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  336

The position is for a Research Assistant to provide responsible research assistance as part of Baylor College of Medicines 3D Organoid core. This job is suitable for someone who can handle multiple projects and can follow instructions with minimal supervision. The individual will be able to manage and oversee 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. 

Job Purpose

Performs responsible research work of a complex nature that requires establishing test methods and procedures as well as planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.

Job Responsibilties
  • Managing activities of other core team members.
  • Interfacing with core users providing expertise and service.
  • Maintaining cell lines and production of growth factors for cell growth.
  • Application of techniques used in routine research to validate cell cultures.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Overseeing general organization and daily functioning of the 3D Organoid core.
  • Contribute to core maintenance, ordering supplies, general clean up, freezer cataloging, and maintaining lab equipment. ​
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field.
  • Required: Three years of relevant experience.
  • None required.





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