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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 - $36,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  6050

Summary

Dr. Alexandra Stevens at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a research technician for work in mechanisms of chemotherapy resistance for pediatric hematologic malignancies, primarily acute myeloid leukemia. Our laboratory goals are to identify mechanisms of chemotherapy resistance and to harness that knowledge to develop and evaluate novel treatments for childhood hematologic malignancies. We focus primarily on understanding chemotherapy resistance in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia, a childhood cancer with poor survival despite intensive and toxic treatments. Current projects are focused on evaluation of novel agents and on identifying therapeutically relevant characteristics of leukemia initiating cells.

The successful applicant for this position will be a motivated, organized, and team-oriented individual who is comfortable working with mice to model pediatric hematologic malignancies. Prior experience in flow cytometry, apoptosis assays, qPCR, immunoblotting/immunochemistry, kinase and phosphatase assays, cell cycle analysis, and murine models of disease are helpful but not required. Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written, is required.

Job Duties

  • Prepare and conduct laboratory research experiments
    • For example: conduct flow cytometry and compensation (with training), extraction of RNA, thawing of irreplaceable primary patient samples (after training)
  • Work with mice.
  • Produce reliable consistent data.
  • Analyze data.
  • Conduct literature searches related to experiment.
  • Conduct and present and record data in order to support research related decision making.
  • Accurately report and document all results of experiments.
  • Constant evaluation of the success of experiments to improve lab related processes.
  • Order supplies as needed.

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

  • Prior experience in flow cytometry, apoptosis assays, qPCR, immunoblotting/immunochemistry, kinase and phosphatase assays, cell cycle analysis, and murine models of disease.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be motivated, organized, and team-oriented individual.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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