Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $34,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  7880


The Ira laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting goal-oriented, collaborative and highly motivated individuals to study the mechanisms of genome instability, and DNA repair and recombination. Our research interest scope ranges from fundamental basic molecular mechanisms of DNA repair, recombination and replication to clinical applications. 


The position will be responsible for but not limited to the following: design and perform experiments under the direction of the supervisor, document experimental results, deliver lab meeting presentations. The candidate must be proactive and take initiative in all work related tasks. It is critical that the candidate possesses a team-centered and goal-oriented mindset and foster a team work environment. 


Selected recent publications related to the projects for this positions from our research group: Nature (2021) 590: 665-659; Nature (2018) 564: 287-290; Science (2015) 349: 742-747; Nature (2013) 502 : 393-6; Nature (2012) 489 (7417): 576-80.

Job Duties

*  Perform experiments under the direction of the supervisor.
*  Prepare solutions and reagents for project execution.
*  Search and read literature related to the project.
*  Document results- keep an organized research notebook and confirm results.
*  Present ongoing work in lab meetings.
*  Learn new methods including chromatin immunoprecipitation, DNA sequencing, qPCR, RNA seq and other.

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

  • B.S. degree in a biological and/or biomedical science, or related experience. 
  • Competitive candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, express a willingness to learn new techniques, display initiative and the ability to work independently and as an integral part of the team. Any experience in molecular biology and genetics is welcome.
  • We desire a punctual proactive, considerate, cost effective, organized, team player, who will help to advance our research goals and contribute to improving the lives of the families affected by these conditions.





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