Research Technician II - Molecular & Human Genetics - Administration

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7069607 (Ref:4727-en_US)

Posted: September 9, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

We are looking for a freshly graduated person with a Bachelor's degree in a basic science. This position will perform molecular biology experiments, transgenesis experiments with fruit flies, sophisticated genetic crosses with flies, confocal microscopy, immunostaining of fly tissues, maintaintenance of fly stocks, and tissue culture experiments with human cells. The position will work with a senior postdoctoral fellow who will guide and train her/him as needed. Assists a senior postdoctoral fellow with a project that involves the modeling of a human disease in fruit flies. This technician will need to perform: molecular biology experiments, transgenesis experiments and sophisticated genetic crosses with flies, immunostaining of fly tissues, confocal microscopy, maintaining of fly stocks, and tissue culture experiments with human cells.

Job Duties
  • Perform sophisticated cloning experiments to insert human cDNAs in vectors, create variants, deletions.
  • Produce the corresponding transgenic flies using genetic crosses.  
  • Determine where the genes are expressed by immunostaining and perform confocal microscopy to assess where the genes are expressed and where the proteins are loclalized subcellularly. 
  • Use genetic crosses with other mutants to suppress or enhance the observed phenotypes.  
  • Extrapolate data observed in flies in human cultured cells to assess if the models generated in flies are evolutionarily conserved.
  • Transfer of stocks when needed.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience required with a Bachelor's degree in a basic science or related field.
Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in a wet bench science lab.

 

 

 

 

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

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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:#7069607 (Ref:4727-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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