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Research Assistant I-Study Coordinator - Pediatrics - Nutrition (90002446)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7092220 (Ref:9949-en_US)

Posted: January 13, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

Internal title: Research Assistant I

External title: Research Assistant I - Study Coordinator 

 

The Carotenoids and Nutrition Lab in the Children's Nutrition Research Center focuses on how carotenoids, a class of colorful compounds in fruits and vegetables, are absorbed and metabolized, promote health, and may be utilized as biomarkers of dietary intake. Of particular interest is how human genetic variation impacts physiological responses to dietary carotenoids. 
Lab members are encouraged to engage in opportunities to advance their professional skills and scientific expertise. The ideal candidate works effectively on a team and has a zest for organization and accomplishing goals. 

A link to Dr. Moran's lab: https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/nancy-e-moran-lab 

Please attach your college transcript and a list of three professional references. 

Job Duties

  • Recruit, schedule, and meet with human research volunteers.
  • Correspond with research volunteers about study activities.
  • Correspond with CNRC shared resource labs to complete analyses.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze data.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Document results of experiments in lab notebooks and maintain appropriate electronic documentation.
  • Select, evaluate, apply, and troubleshoot techniques used in routine research.
  • Conduct laboratory assays including ELISAs.
  • Extract DNA from human specimens.
  • Conduct chemical analysis of foods and human specimens using HPLC. 
  • Order laboratory supplies and manage supply inventory. 
  • Assist in manuscript and grant preparation as needed.
  • Maintain lab safety compliance records.
  • Engage in good laboratory practices such as keeping the laboratory area clean and organized, and following appropriate safety protocols.
  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in the scholarship of the laboratory.
  • Assign activities to less experienced research staff.

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.
  • Some research experience and interest in nutrition is a plus.
  • Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and will be self-motivated, reliable, efficient, methodical, and show an attention to detail.
  • The candidate needs to be able to work independently and follow both oral and written instructions.


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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Job posting number:#7092220 (Ref:9949-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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