Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Biochemistry
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $38,830
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  15487


The Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) aims to develop novel therapeutics for emerging targets involved in RNA regulation. RNA regulation is a fundamental biological process, its modulation has the potential to impact many forms of human disease. THINC is a unique organization that integrates leading research of BCM faculty with a cutting-edge genomic target validation and drug discovery platform. The applicant will join the Biochemistry team as a Research Technician II to develop and execute assays to characterize the interaction of our targets with small molecules or other proteins.

Job Duties

  • Executes biochemical and biophysical assays in plate-based formats. 
  • Assists in the development and optimization of new assays (BLI, ITC, SPR) with other scientists.
  • Analyzes data using established methods and workflows (Excel, GraphPad Prism, and others).
  • Communicates results to the THINC team and documents results electronically in LabGuru.
  • Reads and shares scientific literature relevant to biochemical / biophysical assays and THINC targets.
  • Contributes to management of assay reagents and general laboratory supplies.
  • Maintains equipment and instrumentation required for laboratory work in good condition.
  • Functions as part of a multi-disciplinary drug discovery team.

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 of Science Degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysics, or related field.
  • Experience in techniques for measuring protein binding interactions such as BLI, DSF, FP, FRET, ITC, or SPR is a plus.
  • Experience with multi-channel pipetting and/or liquid handling systems a plus.



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.