Research Assistant I - Human Genome Sequencing Center - Production QC

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7077528 (Ref:6713-en_US)

Posted: April 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Assistant I position on the Human Genome Sequencing Center's (HGSC) Library-Automation workgroup will apply expertise in the area of genomic sequencing to clinical samples for the ongoing COVID testing/research and  clinical sequencing projects. These projects are highly visible.

Job Duties

• Work independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline, as well as work on projects including protocol development and optimization.
• Work under the direction of the team leader and the group manager. 
• Document experiment procedures. Collect, compile, evaluate and analyze data. Interpret detailed assay procedures and test results.
• Perform laboratory research projects and production tasks.
• Update LIMS, sample tracking and summarize data in an appropriate format.
• Prepare reagent, solutions, and oligos used for production.
• Perform routine laboratory equipment maintenance and log records as required.
• Track the inventory for reagents and report  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 a related field may be considered in lieu of two years of experience.





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.

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