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Old 12-27-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
Location: Houston, TX

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Default Senior Research Assistant

The HGSC Next-Generation Sequencing Library Construction group is looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong molecular biology background.

The position would principally involve library construction for the sequencing pipelines (Roche 454, Illumina Solexa and AB's SOLiD platforms) and the newest Ion Torrent pipeline. This position requires strong molecular biology and good organizational skills. The position would involve DNA purification, PCR, enzyme digestion, library construction, and microarray hybridization. Prior experience with automated liquid handling is preferred.

The candidate should be able to work independently on basic as well as R & D projects including protocol development and optimization, be good at multi-tasking and problem-solving, and have strong communication skills. This position may be required to supervise and train others in planning, completing R & D experiments, and organizing data for presentation under direction from the senior manager. The candidate should be able to work well in a team environment.

*Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
*Performs trouble shooting.
*Evaluates and analyzes data.
*Summarizes information in an appropriate format.
*Documents results of experiments and reports to senior manager.

Required: Master's degree in a basic science or equivalent*.
Preferred: Master's degree in molecular biology.

Required: Two years of related experience.
*NOTE: A Bachelor's degree and two years of directly related experience is considered 'equivalent' to a Master's degree.

Preferred: Four years of experience working in the field of molecular biology. Expertise in the following areas in preferred: DNA purification and qualification, PCR, cloning, restriction enzyme digestion, library construction, and automated liquid handling.

Please apply directly to #216088JC at

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