Research Assistant II

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 12, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


The Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM-HGSC) is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant (RA-II). The BCM-HGSC was founded in 1996 under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs and is a world leader in genomics. The fundamental interests of the BCM-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 BCM-HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work on the cutting edge of genomic science in a state of the art institution.

Job Purpose

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

Job Duties
  • Work independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline, as well as work on projects including protocol development and optimization.
  • Train others to plan and conduct experiments, and work under the direction of the team leader and the group manager.
  • Document experiment procedures. Collect, compile, evaluate and analyze data. Interpret detailed assay procedures and test results.
  • Perform laboratory research projects and production tasks.
  • Update LIMS, sample tracking and summarize data in an appropriate format.
  • Prepare reagent, solutions, and oligos used for production.
  • Perform routine laboratory equipment maintenance and log records as required.
  • Troubleshoot problematic results.
  • Track the inventory for reagents and report when furthering order is needed.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Strong molecular biology experience and good organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel

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


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