Research Assistant I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7223491 (Ref.No. 18671-en_US)
Posted: March 1, 2024

Job Description


The Research Assistant I should be a motivated individual with laboratory expertise who will join a faculty laboratory focused on clinical translational research at the Children's Nutrition Research Center, at Baylor College of Medicine. Will perform the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to maintain the productivity of the laboratory.

Job Duties

  • Perform independently in the laboratory environment and serve as lab supervisor
  • Prepare biologic samples for analysis
  • Participate in the collection of data and accurate data recording
  • Design and perform research experiments and laboratory tests
  • Determine assay methods
  • Document and interpret results of experiments and reporting to principal investigator
  • Create and maintain database and lab inventory
  • Order laboratory supplies and equipment for the research unit
  • Maintenance of equipment in good working condition and of the laboratory environment according to established regulations
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study
  • Organize content of freezers
  • Assist with research tasks, process and shipment of biologic specimen, development of laboratory protocols

Minimum Qualifications

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

Department Specific Criteria

  • Experience in laboratory techniques (ELISA; Multiplex assays, Colorimetric assays)
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment (e.g. YSI for glucose determination, Roche Elecsys machine operation, Multiplex)
  • Expertise in Isotope preparation for analysis and mass spectrometry are desired additional skills
  • Training in biologic specimen handling and processing; and in various laboratory methods
  • Experience performing laboratory assays and operation of laboratory equipment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in laboratory science
  • Certifications through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or Board of Certification or the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Organization



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





Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.