Senior Research Assistant

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7112679 (Ref.No. 13376-en_US)
Posted: October 6, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, are looking to recruit a Senior Research Assistant to join Dr. Dong's laboratory, which focuses on investigating the mechanisms that regulate obesity associated metabolic diseases and cancer and developing novel therapeutic strategies. Our research program is highly collaborative and integrative, using cutting-edge experimental approaches involving cell culture system, primary cell and organoid cultures, ex vivo models, and mouse models combined with multiple-omics and bioinformatics analysis. We are particularly interested in obesity related metabolic diseases research including NASH and NAFLD/NASH related HCC. We are also interested in the immunology of metabolic tissues during obesity.


We are looking for applicants with diverse research experience. Experience with animal models/ organoid models, metabolism, cancer and immunology is preferred. Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be highly motivated to develop as an independent scientist, have a strong work-ethic and demonstrate excellent scientific and English communication skills.

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs, and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments under the mentorship and guidance of Dr. Bingning Dong.
  • Performs bench work using various molecular biology techniques and taking the major responsibility in one of the major research projects in the lab.
  • Collaborates with clinicians and bioinformaticians in the department and other members in the Dong lab for various research projects.
  • Participates in data processing, discussion, analysis and reporting as well as manuscript preparation and conference presentations. 
  • Trains and onboards research staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for laboratory operations.
  • Supervises junior graduate students or undergraduates in the lab.
  • Assists with writing publications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. 
  • Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Must be able to work independently and teach postdocs and graduate students for techniques related to the position.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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



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