Research Associate

Job Purpose

The Therapeutic Innovation Center is seeking a Research Associate to work in an interdisciplinary team environment on early cancer therapeutic and drug discovery projects. This position will involve next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation of various types in order to understand the consequences of specific target perturbation in normal and disease contexts.

Job Duties
  • Plan and execute various next-generation sequencing library preparation protocols including RNAseq, ChIPseq, CLIPseq and ATACseq.
  • Evaluate and analyze data associated with assigned experiments.
  • Develop research technique and perform applications required for specific research projects.
  • Work collaboratively with other scientists and team members in a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Annotate and maintains protocol repositories for all lab members.
  • Clearly document and communicate (written and oral) experimental progress and results to principal investigators.
  • Assist in the preparation of laboratory reports.
  • Perform 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
  • Expertise with Next-generation sequencing library preparation protocols including RNAseq, ChIPseq, CLIPseq and ATACseq.
  • Expertise with planning, combining and executing Illumina technology-based sequencing runs.
  • Experience with nanostring technology.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and associated techniques.
  • Experience with the following techniques: western blotting; DNA, RNA and protein isolation; PCR; cDNA library construction; qPCR; co-immunoprecipitation; molecular cloning (restriction digest, Gateway, etc).


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

Frequently handle/work with biohazards or risk personal job-related injury typical of an ordinary lab environment.

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



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