Research Technician II - Structural Biology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7116257 (Ref:13825-en_US)

Posted: November 17, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Pillon Lab is seeking a technician to carry out routine laboratory procedures as directed. The lab's research program applies biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, and computational biology to understand the function and regulation of disease-linked RNA binding proteins. 

Recent relevant publications from the principal investigator include:
-Cryo-EM Structures of the SARS-CoV-2 Endoribonuclease Nsp15. Nature Communications (2021)
-Cryo-EM Reveals Active Site Coordination Within a Multienzyme pre-rRNA Processing Complex. Nature Structural and Molecular Biology (2019)
-Grc3 programs the essential endoribonuclease Las1 for specific RNA cleavage. PNAS (2017)

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Job Duties

  • Assists in computational activities such as image processing of cryoEM data, macromolecule model building, and structural analysis
  • Helps train junior staff and trainees in the group.
  • Documents results.
  • Participates in the validations of new tests and applications associated with RNA biology experiments.
  • Conducts research experiments.
  • Assists, summarizes research findings and publishes results in research journals.
  • Assists in preparing figures for publications, conferences and grants.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with computational analysis and/or structural biology.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, prioritization skills, time management skills, and attention to detail.



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.



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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