Research Assistant I – Department of Neuroscience
||Baylor College of Medicine
- Admin – Laboratory and Research
||Department of Neuroscience
||BCM Main Campus, Houston
||Hiring up to $40,000
||Hot Job, Research/Scientific
Performs responsible research work of a complex nature that requires planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Works collaboratively with other lab members to experimentally support projects and ensure that projects move forward–significant experience in molecular biology and immunohistochemistry is required.
- Responsible for transgenic mouse colony management, including weaning, ear tagging, obtaining and processing tissue samples, genotyping and PCR.
- Manages laboratory supplies and inventory.
- Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
- Evaluates and analyzes data.
- Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
- May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
- Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
- Trains and orients less experienced research staff.
- May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
- Performs other job related duties as assigned.
- Education: Required: Master’s degree in a basic science or equivalent*.
- Experience: Required: No experience required.
- Preferred: experience with management of transgenic mouse colony, genotyping, molecular biology and immunohistochemistry.
- *NOTE: A Bachelor’s degree and two years of directly related experience is considered equivalent to a Master’s degree.
- Requires precision in preparing materials and recording data.
- Supervision: Not normally required to supervise others.
- Working Conditions: There is periodic exposure to unpleasant conditions but the work is still viewed as relatively comfortable in a laboratory environment.
- Physical Requirements: Rarely required to exert physical effort.
- Physical Risk: Frequently handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job- related injury, such as those found in an ordinary laboratory or clinic environment.
The following is a list of the Required and Optional documents for this position. Please be sure to have them ready before you submit your application.
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