Title:  Research Technician I

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $26,100 - $35,300
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11481


Children’s Nutrition Research Center is looking for Research Technician I. The technician will be involved in projects to evaluate the effect of diet on skeletal muscle growth and function in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy. The job requires extensive handling of mice, that includes breeding, growth monitoring, exercise and muscle function testing, phenotyping, and some analytical work on collected muscle specimens. Successful applicants must have experience in mouse colony management, superior organizational skills, reliable, methodical, show attention to detail and be self-motivated.

Job Duties

  • Performs mouse colony maintenance, breeding for studies, PCR genotyping.
  • Plans and performs experimental procedures with mice both in vivo and on collected specimen under supervision.
  • Conducts mouse in vivo experiments of muscle and exercise function.
  • Conducts dissections and tissue collection.
  • Provides responsible technical assistance in research projects by completing assignments that require basic knowledge of techniques and practices related to muscle biology.
  • Manages his or her own schedule, duties, and research efforts in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Contributes to data collection, documents the results, performs some basic data analysis. Working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing skills are essential.
  • Prepares lab stocks and solutions
  • Assists in laboratory organization; maintains lab equipment, and orders lab supplies.
  • Engages in good laboratory practices such as keeping the laboratory area clean and organized and following appropriate safety protocols.
  • Performs duties that include equipment maintenance and assistance with other collaborative projects.

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 mouse colony management. One year of experience working in a lab and familiar with research procedures using mice.
  • Has superior organizational skills, reliable, methodical, show attention to detail and be self-motivated.



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