This individual will serve the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), and its research mission at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). A Research Assistant I is needed to join a basic science/translational research lab based in the Texas Children's Microbiome Center at TCH. Laboratory studies are focused on understanding mechanisms of GI disease prevention in children. This person will participate in funded research projects relating to microbiome-neuroimmune signaling and will assist the department in obtaining additional funding. This individual will design, direct, and conduct experiments requiring high‐level skills and expertise in the laboratory environment.
This individual will develop and optimize new techniques for the laboratory, analyze data, compile literature searches, and report results and summaries to faculty members. This individual's laboratory duties will be heavily weighted in physiology and molecular techniques, including (but not limited to): cell signaling in vitro and in vivo. Other duties will involve classical metabolite and protein expression, cell culture, and animal experiments. This individual is expected to work independently while balancing a variety of ongoing projects, deadlines, and basic laboratory management. This individual will also assist in the supervision of junior lab members and will be instrumental in organizing laboratory management tasks. In addition to adhering to the policies set forth by TCH and BCM, the person must understand and act on the need for discretion due to the sensitive nature of research involved. This person will report to Tor Savidge, Ph.D., and will be based in the Feigin Tower of TCH.
Designs and conducts research experiments. Collects, compiles and analyzes data. Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study. Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators. May develop and modify computer programs. Selects and determines appropriate research procedures. Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment. May assign activities to less experienced research staff.
Education: Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Experience: Required: Two years of relevant experience.
Education: Preferred: Master's degree in a related field. Experience: Preferred: A strong background in gut-brain signaling is highly desirable.
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