Title:  Research Technician III

Division:  Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $30,962 - $39,477
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  2499

The Lloyd Lab at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a Research Technician III. This lab performs basic and clinical research related to RNA granule formation in cells, enteroviruses and roles of enteroviruses in Type 1 Diabetes.  A new project will involve determining the complete stool virome in children who developed celiac disease; this new research technician will be very involved in that project. 

Job Purpose

Performs the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results. The Research Technician will assist in the running and organization of the lab and perform a variety of experimental techniques under general supervision.

Job Duties
  • Perform experiments using molecular biology, viral and bacterial cultivation and basic and bioinformatics
  • Perform basic mammalian cell culture
  • Perform extractions and PCR analysis of clinical samples
  • Participate in lab meetings and read applicable literature
  • Prepare figures and assist in writing related to experiments performed
  • Maintain lab supplies and inventory (ordering, stocking, preparing solutions/media)
  • Maintain general lab environment, including, but not limited to, equipment maintenance and repairs, organization and cleanliness of the lab
  • Maintain and ensure compliance with biosafety and laboratory regulationsPrepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Required: One year of relevant experience.
  • None required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.
  • Experience in molecular biology, excellent aseptic technique and general skills common to a microbiology lab are a must. Preference given for experience in virology research.
  • Requires strong documentation and organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records of all work performed.
  • Good analytical and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new techniques with instruction.
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, including ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, use good judgment and complete duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally in a team with diverse backgrounds.






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