Staff Scientist

University of Texas Medical branch (UTMB)

Houston and Galveston, United States


The Aiden and Nir labs (UTMB) collaborate to study 3D genome organization and how its modulation can influence cell fate. We are looking to hire a research scientist to oversee operations in our new Southeast Texaschromosome tracing core. The Aiden lab is part of the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine. The Nir lab is a member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at UTMB, Galveston.

Job Duties

Design chromosome tracing projects

Maintain microscopes with their integrated fluidics units (primarily commercial microscopes)

Conduct Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) experiments

Perform in vitro amplification (PCR, T7 amplification, RT, gel electrophoresis, etc.)

Train students to use the microscopes, the fluidics, and the in vitro amplification.

Assist with writing grants and protocols and lab management tasks

Other duties may include administrative work, such as writing grants, protocols, and ordering reagents 

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted instead of a degree.

Three years of post-doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Computational skills and programming (Matlab, python, etc.) are a plus but not necessary.

Ph. D. in a relevant field (e.g., biophysics, molecular genetics, biochemistry, etc.) 

Please apply via recruiter’s website.