Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147 - $35,888
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5556


This is a full-time Research Technician II position at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center.  The focus of the research project will be to assess how nutrition in early life affects growth and function of skeletal muscle in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy. The job will require extensive handling of mice, including breeding, exercise testing, metabolic studies, and analytical work on collected specimens using biochemical, molecular biology, and histological techniques. Superior organization and record keeping skills are essential. Successful candidates will be methodical, show attention to detail, have excellent interpersonal skills, will be self-motivated, reliable and efficient. The candidate needs to be able to work independently and follow both oral and written instructions.

Job Duties

  • Manages and handles mice including: breeding, genotyping, dietary manipulations, in vivo measurement of muscle function, exercise testing, metabolic testing, and specimen collection.
  • Conducts Lab bench analytical work using molecular and protein chemistry techniques, including work with radioactive and stable isotopes. Knowledge and experience with HPLC and/or mass spectrometry is a plus.
  • Compiles careful, precise, accurate, and detailed documentation of experiments and collected data and its analysis.
  • Works with spreadsheets, some statistics, and word processing skills.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format as needed. 
  • Plans and schedules various tasks, as well as coordinates procedures with collaborators and other lab members.
  • Ensures necessary supplies are ordered and available when they are needed.
  • Engages in good laboratory practices such as keeping the laboratory area clean and organized, and following appropriate safety protocols. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a basic biological science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of experience working in a lab and first hand familiarity with research procedures using mice.





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