Title:  Research Technician III - RNA biology and breast cancer

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  15133


In the Cheng lab, they strive to understand the fundamental questions of how RNA regulation controls cellular processes in normal biology and in the context of cancer. Working at the interface of RNA splicing and breast cancer biology, the current focus is on regulation of breast cancer metastasis driven by alternative splicing. The lab uses molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics approaches in conjunction with genetic models and patient samples to discover rules and networks that regulate metastasis and associated processes. The lab works closely with physician scientists and aim to apply our findings from basic research to the development of prognostic markers and therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer. The technician contributes ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for growth. 

For more information: https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/chonghui-cheng-lab

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments. 
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data. 
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Collaborates with scientists out of the lab for multidisciplinary study.
  • Develops new model and technique to support the cancer-related research in the lab.
  • Maintains mouse colonies that includes genotyping and record tracking.
  • Oversights lab maintenance and consults with faculty to determine equipment purchase priorities based on budget, condition of existing equipment, and scheduled laboratory activities.
  • Demonstrates the use and care of equipment to research personnel in the laboratory.
  • Interprets rules, regulations, and policies for faculty and laboratory personnel and ensures compliance.
  • Contributes ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory.

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.
  • Experience is cancer research is a plus. 
  • Be a team-player and work well within a group. 
  • Be self-motivated and enjoy being highly organized, detail-oriented, communicative, and collaborative. 



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