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Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, Texas
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Job Description

* Assist post-docs and graduate students with experiments.
* Carry out in vivo studies associated with various projects in the laboratory.
* Design experiments, carry out experiments, organize the data, interpret data and come up with trouble shooting.
* Manage the supply orders and manage the laboratory resources.
* Perform independent molecular and cancer biology experiments, which may include but not limited to cell culture, immune cell co-culture, preparation of RNAseq library, RNAseq analysis, functional assays such as proliferation, invasion etc, western blot and QPCR and in vivo studies.
* Excellent communication and organizational skills.
* Communicate study results to project leader and project team, including proposals for further experiments to validate key findings.
* Must be self-motivated, able to work independently and as an integral member of the scientific team in a multi-disciplinary bio-medical research setting.
* Strictly adhere to laboratory Standard Operating Procedures including keeping and maintaining accurate and detailed electronic records of all research and experiments performed, electronic inventories and central repositories.
* Provide research data analysis reports, explanations and alternatives in a timely manner.
* The candidate may need to provide crucial experimental information upon request by the project leaders.
* Perform other tasks and duties related to the multi-disciplinary research team as assigned.
* Strong knowledge and hands on experience in cell culture, co-culture studies with immune cells, invasion and proliferation assays, tumor growth (prostate and breast tumors) in mice and assay for metastasis, cloning and expression, QPCR and immunoblot, ability to analyze and interpret data.

Required: Master's degree in a basic science or equivalent.*

Experience: No experience required.


* Masters degree obtained within the past 5 years in cancer biology, molecular and cell biology or related scientific discipline.
* Track record of relevant publications.
* NOTE: A Bachelor's degree in a basic science and two years of directly related experience is considered equivalent to a Master's degree.

About Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is committed to advancing human health through the integration of patient care, research, education and community service. The only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. The College consistently ranks among the top of the country's 125 medical schools. For 2007, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College No. 10 on its list of top medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine also is listed 13th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 1 for research expenditures in biological science by the National Science Foundation.

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