The individual in this position will perform research into how the human microbiome impacts health and disease. Isolation of bacterial strains associated with the human body will be a primary focus of this position. Additional responsibilities include conducting experiments combining human intestinal microbes with human intestinal organoids. The successful applicant will become well-trained in state of the art techniques for studying host:microbiome interactions.
Performs microbial strain isolation.
Performs routine technical laboratory procedures in molecular biology and microbiology, including but not limited to DNA cloning, virus infection and quantification assays, PCR, ELISA, flow cytometry, and tissue culture, DNA, RNA, and protein extraction from tissue specimens.
Maintains laboratory notebook, records, and analyzes experimental data. Assists in the preparation of laboratory reports and manuscripts.
Assists in operating and maintaining anaerobic and microoxic chambers.
Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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