A Research Associate position is available in the Chen/Shen laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. This position is for a project focusing on investigating epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by DNA methylation in embryonic tissue patterning using newly developed CRISPR gene editing techniques to manipulate DNA methylation in mouse embryos. Performs complex research activities under the general direction of the principal investigators. Requires a high level of skills in conducting experiments related to epigenomics sequencing, molecular biology, cell biology, gene targeting (optional), and developmental biology.
- Assists in designing research approaches.
- Performs experimental approaches, including next generation sequencing, primary cell isolation and routine cell culture, mouse embryo and tissues collections, processing, sectioning, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence staining, microscopy, and mouse husbandry.
- Analyzes data and prepares manuscripts for publications.
- Trains new and junior lab members and students.
- 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.
- Master’s degree in molecular biology, developmental biology, or related field
- Two to three years of experiences as research assistant or postdoctoral researcher
- Ph.D. in molecular biology, developmental biology, or related field
- Experience in mouse embryology
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.