Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday , 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $39,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  8521


To learn more about the Joanna Jankowsky Lab, please visit: https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs-and-centers/faculty-labs/joanna-jankowsky-lab.

A full-time position is available immediately in the Jankowsky Lab at the BCM Department of Neuroscience. The Jankowsky laboratory studies neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia using genetically altered mouse models to understand the cause of disease and test new treatments. We are looking for a smart and dedicated research technician to assist with animal management, general lab duties, and histology. Responsibilities of this position are split between the laboratory and the mouse room. Laboratory responsibilities include PCR genotyping, tissue harvest, cryosectioning, and immunostaining. Vivarium responsibilities include breeding, weaning, toe biopsies, and record keeping. The best candidates will have excellent organizational skills and a basic understanding of neuroscience; in return, we will provide training in all of the required techniques and offer a supportive working environment.

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

  • Harvests and processes brain tissue from experimental animals for histology or immunostaining.
  • Performs mouse husbandry including breeding, weaning, euthanasia as needed to maintain multiple mouse strains.
  • Coordinates with lab members to match animal production to experimental needs.
  • Organizes and performs weekly toe biopsies to obtain material for genotyping.
  • Conducts weekly PCR genotyping of offspring from the lab production colony.
  • Maintains accurate biopsy, breeding, and genotyping records for the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience handling lab mice or rats and working with genetically engineered lines. 
  • Experience with basic laboratory techniques especially neurohistology.





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