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Company: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education



The Garcia laboratory, at Baylor College of Medicine's (BCM) Center for Drug Discovery has National Institute of Health (NIH) supports to identify novel male infertility related genes through cutting-edge whole genome sequencing techniques, and to understand the functional significance of these novel genes through genetically manipulated mouse models, and to develop small-molecule inhibitors against identified functionally relevant targets. The goals is to improve the diagnosis of idiopathic male infertility, mechanistically define the molecular functions of key spermatogenic or epididymal proteins, and accelerate the development of a novel non-hormonal male contraceptive.  Applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree in biology, experience conducting research during their academic career, have a strong record of academic excellence, and be highly motivated. BCM is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and offers a highly interactive environment and a strong infrastructure for research and career development. The lab is looking for applicants with a solid science background, who are highly motivated, have a high degree of intellectual and technical maneuverability, and who have the ability to apply their prior and continually developing science knowledge and laboratory experience towards effectively implementing and optimizing new protocols.

Job Duties
  • Performs mouse husbandry that includes breeding, weaning, and genotyping animals.
  • Conducts male reproductive tissue dissection.
  • Works on tissue processing for histology and immunohistochemistry.
  • Conducts mouse epididymal sperm isolation including computer assisted sperm analysis.
  • Performs human and mouse DNA and RNA isolation for PCR and high-throughput sequencing techniques, intravital imaging, SEM, management of human and animal protocols.
  • Performs intravital imaging, scanning electron microscopy.
  • Manages clinical samples.
  • Works on implementing and optimizing new protocols.
  • Places lab orders as required. 
  • Troubleshoots problems as they occur.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.



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.



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