Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Human Genome Sequencing Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147 - $35,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5771


The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM-HGSC) is one of three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health. As one of the three major centers in the United States, the BCM-HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work with cutting edge genomic science.


The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting a Research Technician II.  The Research Technician II position in the Human Genome Sequencing Center's (HGSC) Library-Automation/CLIA COVID 19 workgroup will apply expertise in the area of genomic sequencing to clinical samples for the ongoing COVID testing/research and clinical sequencing projects. 


The position will work independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline. He/she/they should be flexible and adapt to the pipeline requirements and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Qualified candidates should be good at multi-tasking, problem-solving, and have strong communication skills.

Job Duties

  • Works independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline, as well as work on R & D projects including protocol development and optimization.
  • Performs laboratory research projects and production tasks.
  • Updates LIMS, sample tracking and summarize data in an appropriate format and report to the team leader.
  • Troubleshoots problematic results.
  • Performs routine laboratory equipment maintenance, reagent tracking and validation, reagent ordering and log records as required.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • Documents experiment procedures. Collect, compile, evaluate and analyze data. Interpret detailed assay procedures and test results.
  • Prepares reagent, solutions, and oligos used for production.
  • Performs routine laboratory equipment maintenance and log records as required.
  • Tracks the inventory for reagents and report when furthering order is needed.
  • Works within a team to process samples in the production pipeline, as well as work on projects including protocol development and optimization.
  • Works under the direction of the team leader and the group manager. 

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

  • Qualified candidates should have strong molecular biology experience, good organizational and communication skills and be a quick learner.
  • Laboratory bench experience.





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