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Basic Science Research Assistant Job Position @ Baylor College of Medicine Houston USA

Basic Science Research Assistant Job Position @ Baylor College of Medicine Houston USA

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Basic Science Research Assistant Job Position @ Baylor College of Medicine Houston USA

Research Assistant I

Posting Number: 0285064MV

BCM Department: Virology and Microbiology

Location: BCM Main Campus, Houston

Salary Range: Hiring up to $42,000

Employment Duration: Full-time

Staff Job Category: Research – Laboratory

Basic Science Research Assistant Job Position @ Baylor College of Medicine Houston USA

Description

The position is for a research assistant to provide responsible assistance for the completion of research projects in the department of molecular virology and microbiology. This job is suitable for someone who can handle multiple projects and can follow instructions to complete assignments under minimal supervision. Research assistance is primarily required for three on-going projects (i) working with novel ex vivo models of human intestine to study infection with different human norovirus or rotavirus strains, (ii) characterizing neutralization epitopes on human norovirus, and (iii) studying antivirals and chemicals that may be useful to treat human norovirus infections. This position will encompass both sterile maintenance and culturing of human tissue and work with other investigators who are using novel enteroid cultures for many experiments of gastrointestinal physiology and infectious disease research. This position will offer a unique and rewarding translational research experience in a dynamic and highly productive laboratory.

  • Maintaining cell lines to produce and characterize conditioned medium in large scale
  • Culturing and optimizing conditions to allow human norovirus replication in enteroids
  • Growing virus strains and performing infectivity experiments on cell lines
  • Testing and quantitating virus neutralization by antibodies, antivirals and chemical treatments
  • Working with a scientific team of investigators with different experience to obtain results
  • Documentation of results
  • In addition, the position will also include contribution to lab maintenance including ordering supplies, general clean up, freezer cataloging, and maintaining lab incubators and records.

Required:

  • Master’s degree in a basic science or equivalent*.
  • No experience required

*NOTE: A Bachelor’s degree in a basic science and two years of directly related experience is considered equivalent to a Master’s degree.
Preferred:

Work experience in industry and fluency in Japanese is desirable

Application Documents

The following is a list of the Required and Optional documents for this position. Please be sure to have them ready before you submit your application.

Required Documents: Resume/CV

Basic Science Research Assistant Job Position @ Baylor College of Medicine Houston USA

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