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Research Associate

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Houston, Texas (US)
Hiring up to $70,000
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

The Aiden lab at BCM is focused on generating and using genomic and epigenetic data in novel ways to explore fundamental biological mechanisms. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic research associate to join our team. This position offers an excellent opportunity to grow in your experimental and analytical expertise, work with in a vibrant research community, and contribute to fundamental work towards understanding biological systems.

Job Duties

  • Execute experimental protocols including HiC, single cell HiC, and other genomic and epigenomic assays.
  • Develop novel experimental protocols relevant to the lab's priorities.
  • Clearly document and communicate (oral and written) results of experiments; collect, compile, and analyze data; conduct literature searches.
  • Assist in the preparation of laboratory reports and publications.
  • Annotate and maintain collaborative protocol repositories for all lab members.
  • Participate in lab maintenance activities as directed such as cleaning/maintaining equipment and work areas, order laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • May support research activities of less experienced research staff and assist with training new lab members.
  • Work effectively in a highly dynamic, multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Has a track record of working independently.
  • May in the future work with model organisms.
  • • Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment • Perform intact HiC experiments following established protocols and maintaining high-quality standards • Develop optimized HiC protocols for specific sample types • Perform other genomic and epigenomics experiments as directed by PI • Record and document experimental procedures, observations, and results accurately in laboratory notebooks or electronic databases as decided in collaboration with PI • Collaborate effectively with team members, to analyze and interpret data, share insights, and actively participate in group meetings and discussions.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and organized laboratory environment, including restocking supplies, cleaning equipment, and disposing of waste materials.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biology or related field
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology techniques and laboratory procedures
  • Familiarity with HiC methods
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow experimental protocols accurately
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities
  • Comfortable working independently and seeking guidance when necessary



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



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