Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7146830 (Ref:16014-en_US)

Posted: May 25, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Associate will perform independent research on pediatric brain tumors. The scientist will have experience with computational biology and wet lab techniques, and will be able to guide and supervise the work of other staff and trainees in the lab. The ideal candidate must have a solid knowledge of the biological principles driving brain tumors, and proven experience with implementation of bioinformatics (single-cell genomics, epigenomic platforms, mutational analyses) and wet lab (basic biochemistry, work with primary cultures) platforms.

Job Duties

  • Integrate several data types (including, for instance, single-cell transcriptomic and epigenomic data) to generate hypotheses that will be tested functionally, using tumor models. For instance, the scientist may discover a putative important role for a gene, and will follow up with functional experiments that will test whether removing/turning off that gene has any effects on behavior and phenotypes of cancer models.
  • Supervise daily activities of trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows) and staff (lab technicians).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field.  Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7146830 (Ref:16014-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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