Title:  Research Technician III - Neuroscience and Physiology

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14180


The overarching goal of the laboratory is to understand how the neural circuits and networks are organized to keep us alive and enable complex behaviors and how these networks can be disrupted in disease. This technician position will be focused on work ranging from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of neonate death in the United States, to panic disorder, the most common mental illness in the United States, and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease. The lab is in an exciting expansion phase with multiple new funding awards from the NIH. The lab is seeking motivated and well-organized individuals to work in a high energy and cooperative environment. The successful applicant will benefit from working in a rich and stimulating research lab and be part of a group that nurtures a team science approach to study behavior and physiology. Please respond with a cover letter including a description of work experience, C.V., and contact information for two references.

For more information:  https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/russell-ray-lab

Job Duties

  • Carries out animal physiological and behavioral assays and collects data.
  • Conducts tissue histology and immuno-histochemistry.
  • Performs molecular and cellular work that includes PCR, plasmid DNA preparations, and cell culture.
  • Conducts data management and analysis.
  • Works on rodent handling and husbandry.
  • Assists with lab management and regulatory compliance.

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 neuroscience, genetics, or molecular biology or a related field.
  • Two to three of directly related lab work experience, post-graduation.
  • Has strong documentation and organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records of all work performed.
  • Has good analytical and computer skills. 



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.