Title:  Research Technician II - Neurogenetics

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $38,830
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  16247


The NIH-funded laboratory of Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital is recruiting a motivated candidate to join a highly collaborative team to discover the genetic causes of childhood neurological disorders (epilepsy, autism, ADHD, and cognitive impairments) and identify therapeutic interventions for rare and common neurologic disorders. The laboratory focuses on understanding neural circuit development and function, and how dysregulation of these processes contributes to brain disorders such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, and autism. The lab is looking for a motivated research technician to assist with fruit fly and mouse studies, neurohistology, behavioral and human subject studies. The candidate should be able to work independently and within a team to process samples and collect data. Candidates should be flexible and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Applicants be good at multi-tasking, problem-solving, and have strong communication skills.

Job Duties

  • Works on fruit fly and/or mouse colony maintenance
  • Performs routine technical laboratory and specialized procedures.
  • Conducts behavioral studies (rodent and/or fruit fly assays).
  • Troubleshoots problematic results.
  • Cleans equipment and work area.
  • Operates laboratory equipment.
  • Collects, processes, ships, and maintains paperwork for biological specimens.
  • Conducts testing procedures required by the study.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Enters study information and documents into a database.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate parties.
  • Maintains databases, records, and regulatory documents for studies.
  • Maintains and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment..
  • Generates data reports to determine feasibility.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information.

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 working on laboratory techniques.
  • Works independently and a good team player.
  • Be good at multi-tasking, problem-solving, detail oriented and has strong communication skills.


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