Title:  Research Technician II

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $28,710 - $38,830
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14739


A Research Technician position is immediately available in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The project focuses on finding therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases, by combining genomic tools with disease models in cells, Drosophila, and mice. The technician will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, and eager to conduct independent research. The technician will learn basic biochemical, molecular biology and genetic tools commonly used in all labs. They will have the opportunity to perform state of the art techniques in behavioral testing, immune detection and genomic sequencing. Recent graduates looking to gain to gain research experience before pursuing graduate/medical education.

Job Duties

  • Conducts genetic crosses using Drosophila melanogaster and strain maintenance.
  • Performs genetic crosses using mouse models and strain maintenance.
  • Conducts cell culture maintenance.
  • Works on statistical analysis of behavioral data.
  • Performs immunofluorescence staining of cultured cells, Drosophila and mouse tissue.
  • Conducts biochemical techniques (e.g. Western Blotting) in cells, Drosophila and mouse tissue. 
  • Prepares RNA /DNA for transcriptomic or genomic analysis.

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to take instruction.
  • Good use of image processing software as well as PPT/Keynote.
  • Be knowledgeable in statistics and using/programming in R (or similar) is a plus.



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