Title:  Research Technician II - Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $38,830
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11302

Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Mingshan Xue in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) is seeking applicants for a research technician position. The technician will work in a multi-disciplinary team to use mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders to develop gene therapies.

For more information: https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs/mingshan-xue

Job Duties

  • Works on mouse colony management, genotyping, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and imaging.
  • Performs rodent EEG data analysis.
  • Conducts immunohistochemistry and fluorescence microscopy that includes animal perfusion, tissue fixation, sectioning, immunostaining and confocal fluorescence imaging of stained sections.
  • Performs mouse handling, husbandry, and genotyping.
  • Processes EEG data recorded from mouse models of neurological disorders that includes removal of recording artifacts, identification of pathological EEG signals, and computational analysis of EEG signals.
  • Works on molecular biology that includes plasmid preparation, molecular cloning, and qPCR.
  • Assists with ongoing experimental work that includes autoclave, solution preparation, and ordering. 

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological science. 
  • Experience in biology experiments or programming in Matlab/Python.
  • Detail-oriented, and interested in conducting independent research.
  • Experience in biology and neuroscience is desired.
  • Background in math, physics, or engineering.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter stating research experience and interest, a CV, and a list of referees. 

 

 

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.

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