Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $38,830
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  9013


This is a full-time research position opening at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center.  Our research focus concerns the role of nutrition in early life on the growth and function of skeletal muscle. The successful candidate will be involved in projects to evaluate the effect of diet on skeletal muscle growth and function in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy. The job requires extensive handling of mice, including breeding, exercise testing, phenotyping, metabolic studies,and some analytical work on collected specimens using biochemical, molecular biology, histological, and microscopy techniques. Superior organization and record keeping skills are essential.
Successful candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated, reliable, efficient, methodical, and show an attention to detail.
The candidate needs to be able to work independently and follow both oral and written instructions.

Job Duties

  • Has experience in management and handling of mice including: breeding, dietary manipulations, genetic screening, in vivo measurement of  muscle function, exercise testing, metabolic testing and specimen collection
  • Analytical work using molecular,  protein chemistry, histological and microscopy techniques.
  • Plans and schedules various tasks, as well as co-ordinates procedures with collaborators and other lab members.
  • Generates careful and detailed documentation of experiments in lab notebooks and collected data and its analysis. Working knowledge of spreadsheets, some statistics, and word processing skills are essential.
  • Ensures necessary supplies are ordered and available when they are needed.
  • Engages in good laboratory practices such as keeping the laboratory area clean and organized, and following appropriate safety protocols.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned, including equipment maintenance.
  • Conducts literature searches relevant to projects and summarizes information in an appropriate format as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a basic science.
  • One year of experience working in a lab and familiar with research procedures using mice.





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