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Title:  Research Technician II - Biophysics

Division:  Biochemistry
Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,147 - $47,991
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  7448

Summary

The Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) aims to develop novel therapeutics for emerging targets involved in chromatin and RNA regulation - two critical areas of gene control. As gene control 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.

Job Purpose

Performs the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.

Job Duties

  • Executes 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 is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysics, or related field preferred.
  • Experience in techniques for measuring protein binding intereactions 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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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