Instructor (Human Immunobiology Research)
Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology Service at Texas Children's Hospital and the William T. Shearer Center for Human Immunobiology Forbes-Satter lab is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individual to join a research team focused on Immune dysregulation in the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. The Forbes-Satter lab is a rapidly growing program and the Instructor will help meet the needs of the program that serves the children and families of Houston and the surrounding areas, the Southeast Region of Texas, nationally, and internationally with rare immunologic disease.
This selected candidate will fill a critical need for an instructor to develop a special expertise in the research and biologic characterization of immune disorders with immune dysregulation and defects in the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. In addition, this position will oversee translational research from the immunogenetics program for novel immune disease discovery. The methods designed to support the candidate chosen for this training experience will include research exposure through four specialized areas: 1) an expert in Jak/STAT signaling pathway specifically for gain of function disease, and deficiencies in related components, 2) an expert in general laboratory techniques to include flow cytometry, molecular biology, sequencing and PCR techniques as well as general microscopy knowledge, 3) teaching and mentoring laboratory techniques and 4) lab management and organization.
- Perform experiments using general laboratory techniques as laid out in project work product plans. This will include experiment development, skills assessment, and acquisition, facilitate experimental plan, perform analysis, and report results.
- Responsible for learning the interpretation of whole exome sequencing from a thorough clinical evaluation, determining immunologic contributors to disease.
- Required attendance at weekly lab meetings and seminars as per the Forbes-Satter lab schedule
- Participate in the Immunogenetics Program weekly meetings to present clinical cases and obtain guidance and direction from the mentoring committee.
- Meet with primary mentor weekly. Mentor lab personnel and manage lab related activities
- Perform essential lab experiments with the following:
- Works with a team to coordinate the collection, processing, and shipping of samples
- Handles blood and tissue samples with sterile technique
- Maintains the lab biorepository and document inventory in real-time
- Documents results of experiments
- Orders laboratory supplies and equipment
- Helps with the conducting of laboratory research experiments.
- Collects, compiles and analyzes data
- Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study or project.
- Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
- Maintains clean and safe work environment.
- Stocks and orders supplies.
Education Required: Postdoctoral Degree
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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