Senior Research Assistant

Organization: 
Baylor College of Medicine
Job Location: 
Houston, TX
Benefits: 

Medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, retirement, etc.

Job Description: 

The successful candidate will be working as a research assistant or associate in the newly established Sequencing Technologies & Innovation group. The key function of the group is to develop novel and optimize existing technologies to enable biological discovery and facilitate innovative resolution of complex biomedical problems. The group is aggressively committed to exploring new sequencing technologies on the mid- to long- range horizon to keep HGSC maintaining state of the art capabilities.

This position requires strong experimental skills for sequence library generation. Applicants should be proficient in the common molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: DNA and RNA isolation /purification, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digestion, and recombinant DNA cloning technology. Computer skill and knowledge on sequencing data analysis is a plus.

The candidate will perform advanced research work independently with general directions given from the group manager. Trouble shooting and problem solving skills are crucial for the position. He/she will have a chance to supervise other less experienced research staff in planning and completing research projects. Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are desired.

Duties:
*Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
*Collects, interprets and reports experimental data to the group manager.
*Conducts literature search and helps develop research projects.
*Trains and supervises less experienced research staff.
*Helps coordinate the R&D activities in the group.

Requirements: 

Required: Two years of related experience with a Master's degree or four years of experience with a Bachelor's degree.

Contact Information: 

Please apply dirctly to 226825JC at www.medschooljobs.org

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

About Our Organization: 

Baylor College of Medicine is located in the Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX. Houston is ranked the top #1 on Kiplinger's 2008 Best Cities. It is the fourth most populous city in the United States, and an international city that is a leader in the arts, education, and health care.

As one of three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge genomic scientists, and new clinical sequencing initiatives.