Title:  Research Technician I - Microbiome Brain Development

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $26,100 - $35,300
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11781


The Research Technician (RT) I position is open to work on a project exploring how the microbiome affects behavior and brain development.  The technician will assist in performing behavior experiments and in analysis of different aspects of brain development.  The RT I responsibilities will include maintenance of experimental animal, behavioral experiments, and immunohistochemical analysis.

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Job Duties

  • Assists with different learning and memory-related behavioral testing.
  • Requires collection, analysis, and documentation of experimental results.
  • Performs brain extraction, sectioning, and immunohistochemical analysis to investigate different aspects of brain development.
  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for studies.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates, and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science or equivalent.
  • Experience with handling mice and/or immunohistochemistry is a plus. 



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.