Research Associate


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is focused on developing therapeutics in the area of gene control and will leverage platforms and resources in new innovations in the Therapeutic Innovation Center.

Job Purpose

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a talented Research Associate to work in an interdisciplinary team environment on early therapeutic and drug discovery projects. As our key focus is on developing specific inhibitors in the area of gene control including transcription, RNA splicing, and translation, this work will focus on purifying a wide variety of proteins and testing for the biochemical activity of different inhibitors in development.

Job Duties
  • Plan, execute, and analyze experimental protocols.
  • Clearly documents and communicates (oral and written) experimental results and progress.
  • Work collaboratively with other scientists.
  • Assist in the preparation of laboratory reports.
  • Annotate and maintain collaborative protocol repositories for all lab members.
  • Work independently and effectively in a highly dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Clean and maintain laboratory equipment, supplies and work areas.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education Required: Master's degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
  • Experience Required: Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
  • Certification/Licenses/Registration: None Required.


Additional Duties:

  • Develop and execute purification of proteins from E. coli and S. frugiperda.
  • Utilize HPLC to analyze and polish purified protein
  • Plan, execute, and analyze biochemical assays such as ADP-glo, Fluorescence Polarization, TSA.
  • Utilize several of the following techniques: standard subcloning (restriction digest based, Gateway, etc), growing and transfecting S. fruigiperda, baculovirus creation and utilization, SDS-page gels and western blotting.
  • Develop, execute and analyze biochemical assays to test for activity and inhibition of target proteins.

There is periodic exposure to unpleasant conditions but the work is still viewed as relatively comfortable in a laboratory environment.

Frequently handles/works with biohazards or risks for potential job-related injury, such as those found in an ordinary laboratory environment.

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


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