Research Assistant II
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.
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.
- 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.
- Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
- Three years of relevant experience.
- 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.