Title:  Research Technician III - Cell Therapy

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14743


The technician position will support ongoing immunotherapy research with the goal of developing novel T cell therapies for cancer with a focus on cancer in children. The position includes a translational research component that supports the development of new therapies and a clinical research element supporting Phase I/II clinical trials for pediatric and adult cancer patients. The position will be integrated within the larger Center for Cell and Gene Therapy which is a highly collaborative translational research center affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, and Houston Methodist Hospital. 

Job Duties

  • Conducts and analyzes validation experiments to support Phase I/II clinical cell therapy trials for cancer.
  • Conducts experiments to analyze cell and tissue samples of patients treated on Phase I/II clinical trials.
  • Plans, conducts and analyzes experiments in the translational laboratory to develop novel cell therapy products.
  • Works on relevant techniques that include cell culture, transduction, transfection, ELISpot, ELISA, nanostring/RNAseq, flow cytometry, miniprep/maxiprep, basic cloning procedures.
  • Documents results of experiments in electronic lab notebooks.
  • Documents results of validation experiments according to clinical laboratory specifications.
  • Provides help with animal work (mice only, less than 10% of total effort).
  • Prepares data for presentation and presents data at scheduled laboratory meetings (Omer Lab, Rooney lab and optional CAGT wide lab presentations).
  • Collaborates and assists with laboratory members on their translational projects including post-doctoral fellows and graduate students.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies.

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.



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.