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Molecular Biology Research Assistant Job

Post Name : Molecular Biology Research Assistant Job

Molecular Biology Research Assistant Job at Baylor College of Medicine, Interested Candidate Can Apply For This Position If Her/Him Qualifications Meet The Eligibility Criteria Of Employer.
Molecular Biology Research Assistant Job
Molecular Biology Research Assistant Job



Baylor College of Medicine


Houston, Texas

Position Type

Full Time

Job Type

Research Scientist

Organization Type


Closing date

3 May 2023

The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM-HGSC) is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant (RA- I) to work in the Research and Development group. The position would principally involve sample preparation for long read sequencing applications (Oxford Nanopore and PacBio instrumentation) including DNA QC, Long Read DNA/RNA library construction, target enrichment and other cutting edge long read technology applications.

Job Duties

  • Perform library construction methods using both manual and automated protocols (SOPs)
  • Participate in a team environment to assist in development of new applications
  • Attend routine technical meetings and assist with general laboratory updates
  • Document experiment procedures.
  • Collect, compile, evaluate and analyze data.
  • Interpret detailed assay procedures and test results.
  • Prepare reagent, solutions, and oligos used for production.
  • Update LIMS, sample tracking and project summary using excel sheets.
  • Perform routine laboratory equipment maintenance and log records as required.
  • Troubleshoot problematic results.
  • Track the inventory for reagents and report to team lead when furthering order is needed.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in biological science or equivalent.
  • ASCP or equivalent certification is preferred not required.

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.