Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147 - $35,888
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  6437


Seeking a highly motivated Research Technician II to join a very active and productive research group. Responsible for studies on gastrointestinal viruses (human rotavirus and norovirus) in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology by making and analyzing genetically modified viruses and cell lines. This position will offer a unique and rewarding translational research experience in a dynamic and highly productive laboratory. This job is suitable for someone who can handle multiple projects and can follow instructions to complete assignments under minimal supervision. 

Job Duties

  • Maintain cell lines
  • Grow virus strains and perform infectivity experiments on cell lines
  • Produce and characterize genetically modified viruses and host cells
  • Establish and apply techniques routinely used in research such as enzyme immunoassays, flow cytometry, RT-qPCR and western blot
  • Documentation of results
  • Contribute to lab maintenance: ordering supplies, general clean up, freezer cataloging, and maintaining lab equipment.

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’s degree in biological sciences or equivalent and at least one summer of research experience.
  • Work experience in an academic research lab.
  • Tissue culture and experience.
  • Molecular biology experience.





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