Student Helper

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7100428 (Ref:11605-en_US)

Posted: May 20, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Ming Zhou Lab is seeking a Student Helper to assist the lab part-time under close supervision of PI or Senior Associate. The lab's research is in structure determination and functional characterization of membrane-embedded enzymes and transport proteins that are involved in lipid metabolism and validated drug targets for treatment of metabolic diseases and cancers.

Job Duties

  • Helps with general lab maintenance and routine procedures:
    • Buffer and media presentations.
    • Protein expression.
    • Purification.
  • Provides office administrative support.
  • Provides research administrative or technical support.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School or College Student (undergraduate or graduate).
  • No experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in PCR-based mutagenesis:
    • Eukaryotic protein expression in the insect cell expression system.
    • Membrane protein purification.
  • Knowledge in structure determination of membrane proteins by cryo-electron microscopy.



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.



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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