Research Assistant I

Organization
Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center
Job Location
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
Job Description

Performs responsible research work of a complex nature that requires planning, completing, and occasionally supervising limited research projects in accordance with general plans approved by the supervisor.

Essential functions and duties: 

  • 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.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Required Education: Master's degree in a basic science or equivalent.*
  • Required Experience: No experience required.

* NOTE: A Bachelor's degree and two years of directly related experience is considered equivalent to a Master's degree.

How to Apply

Submit your Resume and CV to:
Lita Abreu
Human Resources Manager
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine
1 Baylor Plaza
Mail stop: BCM226
Houston, TX 77030-3411

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 713-798-3936

About Our Organization

The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The fundamental interests of the HGSC are in advancing biology and genetics by improved genome technologies. As one of the three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, the HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of genomic science in a state of the art institution. Today, the HGSC employs ~ 200 staff, and it occupies more than 36,000 square feet on the 14th, 15th, and 16th floors of the Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Building. The HGSC is located on the southwest edge of downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., in the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. The major activity of the HGSC is high-throughput DNA sequence generation and the accompanying analysis. The HGSC is also involved in developing the next generation of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics technologies that will allow greater scientific advances in the future.

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