Staff Scientist – Computational Biology

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)

Summary

The Garcia laboratory has NIH and Male Contraceptive Initiative support to identify novel male infertility associated genes through novel targeted and whole genome sequencing approaches of clinical samples obtained through the Scott Department of Urology, and to confirm the functional significance of these newly identified genes through phenotyping of, and molecular biology experiments with, novel KO mouse models. We are seeking highly skilled and motivated scientists with expertise in computational biology (ex. R and/or python coding) as well as background in molecular biology wet bench work.

Job Duties

  • Write manuscripts
  • Direct and/or perform the isolation and QC of human DNA samples for sequencing
  • Set up sequencing reactions on nanopore platform
  • Perform bioinformatics analysis of long-read sequencing data
  • Perform phenotype analysis of novel KO mouse models
  • Plan, direct and conduct research experiments
  • Gather, evaluate and analyze data
  • Develop research techniques and perform applications required for specific research projects
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study
  • Document results of experiments and reports to principal investigators
  • Participate in management of human and animal protocols

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong computer science background or ability to rapidly acquire coding skills
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in wet bench work  
  • Track record of quality publications and/or patents in these areas
  • Experience with performing innovative high-throughput sequencing-based studies

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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