This position will perform complex research of an advanced nature under the general direction of the Principal Investigator. The major objective of this position is to investigate the role of metabolism in cancer progression and metastasis. The Research Associate will be responsible for conducting lab experiments and validation studies. The candidate will also be responsible for the development of independent projects with the help of PI and collaborators. This position requires excellent collaboration skill and ability to work as a team player.
-Genetically modify cell models using gene knockdown and over-expression systems.
-Perform functional analysis to identify cancer metabolic reprogramming.
-Perform molecular biology experiments to identify oncopathways.
-Prepare samples and perform validation studies for RNA sequencing analysis.
-Train new and junior lab members and students.
-Summarize and revise the manuscripts associated with research projects.
-Accurately document experiments to ensure that work can be replicated by others.
Research Associate may also perform maintenance of mice and be involved in in vivo experiments. The lab uses different preclinical studies using mouse models and xenografts.
- Master’s degree in Basic Science or a related field. Experience in lieu of degree will not be accepted.
- Three years of relevant experience typically as a Research Assistant, Research Technician or Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate.
- Experience in cancer biology, metabolism, epigenetics, bioinformatics or immunology.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.