Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7151196 (Ref:16032-en_US)

Posted: May 31, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Associate will produce large-scale therapeutic products in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility for clinical studies. The Research Associate must have a willingness to become familiar and to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.

Job Duties

  • Perform routine cell biology and molecular biology studies.
  • Produce large-scale clinical grade Viral Vectors, plasmid DNA and Cell banks in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility.
  • Establish, perform and interpret tests and experiments designated to determine the safety and identity of the therapeutic agents for clinical trials.
  • Independently troubleshoot experiments and assist with the development and implementation of new procedures/processes.
  • Assist in creating standard operating procedures for GMP productions.
  • Assist in training less experienced staff.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment and documentation to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations.
  • Define problems and possible solutions.
  • Plan, direct and conduct research experiments.
  • Evaluate and analyze data.
  • Prepare reports.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Cell culture experience with excellent aseptic technique and experiences with other cell biology and molecular biology studies such as DNA, RNA and protein extraction, purification and analysis.
  • Precision in preparing materials and recording data. 



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:#7151196 (Ref:16032-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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