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Title:  Research Technician III - Breast Cancer Resistance

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $30,962 - $39,477
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5738

Summary

The Echeverria laboratory studies molecular evolution of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) therapy resistance and metastasis. The focus of the lab is to delineate the metabolic and molecular evolution of TNBC using state-of-the art patient-derived xenograft mouse models and in vitro mouse- and patient-derived organoids. The lab utilizes functional genomics approaches, single-cell technologies, multiplexed tissue imaging, and metabolomics with the ultimate goal of combating tumor evolution to improve the lives of women living with TNBC.

 

We are seeking highly self-motivated individuals to provide research support, technical assistance, and lab organization. The laboratory's work involves cell lines and state-of-the-art mouse models. Projects include dissection of the molecular underpinnings tumor cell-microenvironment interactions as they pertain to therapy resistance and metabolic adaptations of therapy-resistant tumor cells, as well as single cell analyses of primary and metastatic TNBCs.

 

The individual should be self-motivated and enjoy being highly organized, detail-oriented, communicative, and collaborative. The individual should enjoy contributing to ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for growth. 

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.
• Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
• Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment, inventory, and environment.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Cancer research experience.
  • Research experience with mice preferred but not required.
  • Must be a team player and work well within a group.

 

 

 

 

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

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