Title:  Research Technician I

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:  10846


The department of Neuroscience is seeking a talented technician to perform cranial window surgeries and carry out multi-photon in vivo imaging experiments. The lab environment is fast-paced but extremely friendly, imaging equipment is cutting edge, and resources are top notch. The lab is looking for applicants with meticulous attention to detail, self-motivated, friendly, good with their hands, and willing to pitch in with what is needed to move the experiments forwards. Experience with mouse surgeries or microscopy is preferred, but willing to train the right person. Other desirable skills include viral injections, basic programming skills, electrophysiology, or histology. 

For more information: http://toliaslab.org

Job Duties

  • Conducts research experiments, including multi-photon imaging.
  • Performs technical laboratory procedures.
  • Conducts rodent surgeries with aseptic technique.
  • Autoclaves surgical instruments.
  • Collects and analyzes data and maintains records.
  • Enters data into the research database.
  • Cleans equipment such as surgical equipment, microscope parts, and cleans the surgical area.
  • Assists with preparing laboratory reports, progress reports for grants, etc.
  • Operates laboratory 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

  • Experience in rodent handling. 
  • Experience in neuroscience or related field. 
  • Experience with mouse surgeries or microscopy.
  • Experience with viral injections, basic programming skills, electrophysiology, multi-photon imaging or histology, and RNA-Sequencing.



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.