Title:  Research Technician II

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:  15508


A technician position is available in Drs. Chunmei Wang/Yong Xu’s laboratory at Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston). The Wang/Xu group has been using Cre-loxP/Flp-frt or CRISPR strategy to manipulate genes of interest and use chemogenetics/optogenetics strategy to manipulate neuronal activities in specific neuron populations in specific time window in adult mice. In combination with photometry, electrophysiology and neurotracing approaches, the Wang/Xu group explores the functions of hypothalamic neurons in energy and glucose balance under different physiological conditions. The Wang/Xu lab is looking for a Research Technician II to conduct basic research. The Research Technician will perform routine laboratory procedures according to our laboratory protocols, including but not limited to mouse husbandry, genotyping PCR, mouse colony maintenance, maintenance of adequate research records, surgery assistance, physiological experiments and lab routines. The Research Technician will receive general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments. This is an hourly, non-remote position. Some driving may be required for recruitment of research subjects at community centers. Hours include weekday afternoons, evening, and some weekends. 

Job Duties

  • Performs mouse husbandry work.
  • Performs genotyping (DNA extraction and PCR reactions).
  • Conducts mouse colony maintenance.
  • Maintains adequate research records.
  • Assists mouse surgeries and biomedical experiments.
  • Implements specialized feeding protocols.
  • Administers and records glucose intolerance tests on mice.
  • Records animal weight and mass measurements in accordance with protocols.

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.



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