Title:  Research Technician II - Synthetic Biology

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:  12634


Currently seeking a talented Research Technician to join the newly established Center for Advanced Innate Cell Therapy within the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center. This technician will work as part of a highly talented team of immunologists and synthetic biologists to help develop new treatments for multiple pediatric cancers using cutting-edge technology. The lab will provide a supportive yet stimulating environment with opportunity for professional growth. The lab focuses on research in cancer immunology and immunotherapy by performing a variety of techniques that includes molecular biology, genetics, synthetic biology and next-generation sequencing. 

Job Duties

  • Assists with molecular biology experiments and general lab organization.
  • Applies molecular biology techniques such as PCR, qPCR, cloning, isothermal assembly, Golden Gate assembly gel electrophoresis to create constructs to be tested for cancer immunotherapy.
  • Helps order reagents needed for experiments as well as maintains lab stocks and organizes it.
  • Maintains online laboratory notebook, helps organize bench space, prepares stock reagents and participates in weekly lab meetings.

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

  • One year of relevant molecular biology.
  • Experience with cloning (restriction enzyme, isothermal, Golden Gate), PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, NGS library prep, cell culture
  • Be highly motivated and ambitious, organized and anticipate problems, eager to take ownership of projects, and willing to work with collaborators in a team.



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.