Research Assistant II

first_imgSummaryThe Systems Onco-Immunology Lab (SOIL -https://www.bcm.edu/departments/surgery/surgical-research/systems-onco-immunology-lab)in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery is seeking anenthusiastic scientist to undertake research projects in the fieldof tumor immunology and immunotherapy. The research will focus onthoracic malignancies including lung cancer and malignant pleuralmesothelioma to identify and develop novel therapeutic approachesfor these malignancies. Both human tissue samples and sophisticatedanimal models will be utilized and analyzed using the most advancedtechnologies. The scientist will work under the general guidance ofa principal investigator but will be anticipated to plan andimplement experiments and analyze their results independently.Prior experience in the field of immunology is highly desiredthough not mandatory.The research focuses on thoracic malignancies including lung cancerand malignant pleural mesothelioma to identifypredictive/prognostic biomarkers and develop novel therapeuticapproaches for clinical trials. Both human tissue samples andsophisticated animal models are utilized and analyzed using themost advanced single-cell technologies including time-of-flightmass cytometry and imaging mass cytometry. Therefore, the mostessential work of this position is to 1) design, organize, perform,and analyze preclinical in vivo experiments using various mousemodels and 2) harvest, collect, and utilize experimentalspecimens.Job DutiesThe special responsibilities of research assistants in our labinclude: Setting and performing in vivo mouse experiments.Managing animal facility.Organizing experimental schedules.Collecting human and mice tissues with single cellpreparations.Creating and reviewing procedures.Managing the safety in the lab.Modifying and upgrading the experiments planned.Writing and revising animal protocols for IRB approval.Ordering lab items, including mice.Managing transfers and activities in collaboration with otherlabs.Using and arranging core labs for immunohistochemistry, flowcytometry, time-of-flight mass cytometry, imaging mass cytometry,DNA and RNA sequencing, mass spectrometry, and so on.Checking all equipment in the lab regularly.Managing cryotanks and refrigerators. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.6369CA; CH Preferred QualificationsMaster’s degree in a related field. Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree in a Basic Science or a related field.Three years of relevant experience.last_img read more

Djokovic continues winning run, Del Potro out

first_imgNovak Djokovic barely got out of first gear but had more than enough in the tank to beat Briton Kyle Edmund 6-3 6-3 in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.The top seed, who is trying to join Andre Agassi as a six-times Miami winner, improved his record since the start of 2015 to 105-7, picking up 14 titles along the way.Just five days after an emphatic victory at Indian Wells, the Serb adjusted well to the steamy conditions in south Florida. He was broken once, in the first set, but broke 21-year-old Edmund four times.Earlier in the day, Juan Martin del Potro had two surprises — the first when his scheduled opponent Roger Federer withdrew with illness, and the second when he fell 6-4 6-4 to lucky loser and fellow Argentine Horacio Zeballos.World number 112 Zeballos did not face a break point en route to his first tour-level win of the year.Former U.S. Open champion Del Potro, on the comeback trail after missing nearly a year due a left wrist injury, was clearly bothered by the joint.“He played well,” said del Potro of Zeballos. “He’s a lefty, he can play to my backhand easier than anyone else. He played very smart.“I was suffering a little bit. It was worse than in my first match, but I hope it’s nothing dangerous.“It’d be a surprise for me to win a match at this moment because I’m not 100 percent yet. But I’m here playing tennis. That’s good for me.”Jeremy Chardy of France, the 28th seed, went down 6-4 6-4 to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.Briton Andy Murray, Spaniard Rafa Nadal and Japan’s Kei Nishikori will be among those in action on Saturday.Results from the Miami Men’s Singles Round 2 matches on Friday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Kyle Edmund (Britain) 6-3 6-325-Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-7(1) 7-6(5) 6-2Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat 28-Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-4 6-4Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) beat Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) 6-4 6-420-Benoit Paire (France) beat Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 6-3 6-415-David Goffin (Belgium) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-4 6-418-Gilles Simon (France) beat Juan Monaco (Argentina) 7-5 6-18-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Taylor Fritz (U.S.) 7-6(6) 6-1Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) beat 21-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-4 6-4Lucas Pouille (France) beat 32-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 6-2 6-414-Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Samuel Groth (Australia) 7-5 6-211-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 6-4 6-17-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Rajeev Ram (U.S.) walkover10-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 6-4 6-431-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Alexander Zverev (Germany) 7-6(9) 7-6(3)19-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Inigo Cervantes (Spain) 6-7(6) 7-6(9) 7-6(3)last_img read more