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Senior Staff Scientist
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 10/22/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Title:  Senior Staff Scientist
Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $65,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8626

Summary

The Mysorekar Lab is growing rapidly and seeking a creative and driven scientist with expertise in immunology and microbiology to join a team of graduate students and postdocs working on infections and mucosal immunity in the urinary bladder; viral infections in pregnancy (Zika virus, SARS-COV2, CVB3) and reproductive immunology. Key responsibilities of this role are to assess and provide biologic insight into the mechanisms of efficacy or resistance/relapse of our therapies, and identify new indications for our clinical stage assets. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in myeloid, natural killer, T /B cell immunology and a proven history of implementation of a broad range of immunological and molecular assays using human and mouse tissues. The successful candidate must be able to design, execute, and analyze independent experimental plans using cutting-edge technologies for assessing the activity of our immunology portfolio. The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written scientific communication skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with a research team.


Job Duties
  • Plans, directs and conducts research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Supervises, schedules and coordinates the activities of less experienced research staff.

 


Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Seven years of postdoctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Immunology, or related field with at least 3 years of successful post-doctoral experience, evidenced by a strong peer-reviewed publication record, a minimum of 3 years of successful experience as a scientist.
  • Documented expertise in one or more innate immune cell types.
  • Demonstrated independence in experimental design and execution, data analysis, interpretation, and presentation of in vitro / ex vivo analysis of immune responses.
  • Proficiency with multiple cutting edge technologies to assess immune cell function including, but not limited to, myeloid cell functional assays (e.g. phagocytosis)  NK and T cell activation assays, cytotoxicity assays, multi-parameter flow cytometry, spectral flow cytometry, CITE-Seq, CyTOF, IncuCyte, and/or imaging technologies, mouse models.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to identify and implement creative solutions.
  • Excellent scientific communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks among multiple work streams, independently organize time, and plan specifics of work efficiently.

 

 

 

 

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

 8626

CA; PD; Science 



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