Research Associate

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

Performs complex research of an advanced nature under the general direction of the Principal Investigator. Typically requires a high-level of skills and expertise in the area of research specialty.

Job Duties
  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
  • May conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • May supervise, schedule and coordinate the activities of less experienced research staff.
  • Conduct research projects, both independently and with others.
  • Purchasise, sett up and maintain equipment necessary to conduct research.
  • Teach techniques, procedures, and experimental design to other members of the lab.
  • Communicate research results during our group meetings, and in local/national/international research meetings and conferences.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to perform electrophysiology in dissociated neurons and in brain slices.
  • Dissect rat cortical, hippocampal neurons, or both.
  • Ability to maintain an electrophysiology rig.
  • Express transgenes in neurons of brain slices using viruses and/or in utero electroporation.
  • Experience with imaging neural activity (e.g. voltage or calcium) in brain slices or in vivo, using 1P and/or 2P imaging
  • Ability to code using Matlab, Python, or other languages.

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


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