Research Technician II - Pediatrics - Oncology (90005903)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7072205 (Ref:5324-en_US)

Posted: November 16, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The lab is focused on studying the genetic and epigenetic basis of brain tumors using a variety of modern molecular and sequencing based approaches. The Research Technician II  will: 1) Assist lab members with general molecular and cell biology experiments, 2) Drive independent experiments with direction from the PI, and 3) Assist with overall laboratory maintenance and operations. This RT II will also be central to data analysis, interpretation, and manuscript preparation.

Job Duties
  • Work with basic molecular and cellular biology techniques and assisting lab mebers
  • Conduct setup of NGS sequencing experiments with direction from Lab manager
  • Work with other lab members to interface with the Texas A&M Drug Discovery Core Generic Duties:
    • Design and conduct laboratory research experiments
    • Collect, compile and analyze data; maintains records
    • Conduct literature searches and summarize information as needed
    • Select and determine appropriate research procedures
  • Assist with generating reports for general laboratory safety and maintenance
  • Report generation for animal IACUC reviews
  • Train others and assist with experiments of student/fellows
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Precision in preparing materials and recording data
  • Critical thinking: Related to experimental design and statistical assessment
  • Molecular biology: DNA, RNA, protein work Tissue culture
  • Experience/willingness to work with advanced computational software related to next-generation sequencing
  • Experience/willingness to work with animals
  • Some tasks will require the individual to stand for periods of time
  • Will be expected to travel main Baylor (5-min walk) to work with collaborative labs and cores





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



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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