Title:  Research Technician II - Vaccine Development

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:  14505


Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a research technician to support the process development of several vaccine candidates against coronaviruses and other neglected tropical diseases. The technician will learn basic biochemical, microbiology and molecular biology tools commonly used in all labs. The technician will also be trained to perform fermentation in bioreactor and protein purification using column chromatography. It's a great opportunity for recent graduates looking to gain research experience before pursuing graduate/medical education.

For more information:  https://www.texaschildrensglobalhealth.org/vaccine-development

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in performing fermentation in a bioreactor and protein purification using column chromatography.
  • Performs SDS-PAGE and Western Blot to analyze the results of fermentation and purification.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents and check inventory regularly to ensure well stocked and efficient laboratory operations.
  • Assists with glassware cleaning, chemical waste disposal and the maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintains an accurate, up-to-date, organized, and legible lab notebook that records all data according to methods requested. 
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format.

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

  • Experience in microbiology,  molecular biology and biochemistry is a plus.



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.