Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $38,830
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11718


Seeking a talented technician to conduct experiments in the area of DNA structure and function in bacteria. Technician must have excellent computer skills, written and oral communication skills, and have a bachelor’s degree in science or math or research experience in a biological science. Position involves all phases of research that includes planning, preparing, and conducting experiments, analyzing data, and communication of results to supervisor and research group. Applicants must be punctual and be able to work after hours or on a weekend day if needed for an experiment.

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Job Duties

  • Prepares laboratory reagents and media and maintains basic lab equipment.
  • Plans and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, documents, and analyzes research data.
  • Communicates research results in one-on-one meetings and group presentations. Maintains laboratory notebook that includes experiment design, data, and observations.
  • Typical experiments include: growth of bacterial cultures, preparing genomic DNA, DNA quantitation by spectrophotomer and fluorescence-based methods, gel electrophoresis, qPCR, DNA sequencing on Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq platforms, and other molecular biology experiments.
  • Communicates with other labs to coordinate experiments and procures shared equipment, and with BCM facilities (hazardous waste) to maintain laboratory safety and function.
  • Adheres strictly to protocols.
  • Completes documentation of experimental variables and data and communicates results.

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 or research experience in genetics or microbiology.
  • Experience in DNA sequencing and qPCR.
  • Basic computer skills, and good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Good written and oral communication skills and attention to detail when conducting experiments and recording data.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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