Title:  Research Technician III

Division:  Human Genome Sequencing Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $30,962 - $43,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  5855


The Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM-HGSC) is one of three large-scale sequencing centers funded by the National Institutes of Health. As one of the three major centers in the United States, the BCM-HGSC provides a unique opportunity to work with cutting edge genomic science. The Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking to recruit a Research Technician III to work in the NexGen Sequencing group.


The candidate should be able to work independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline. He/she/they should be flexible and adapt to the pipeline requirements and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Qualified candidates should be good at multi-tasking, problem-solving, and have strong communication skills.

Job Duties

•Works independently and within a team to process samples in the production pipeline, as well as work on R&D projects including protocol development and optimization.
• Performs laboratory research projects and production tasks.
• Updates LIMS, sample tracking and summarize data in an appropriate format and report to the team leader.
• Troubleshoots problematic results
• Performs routine laboratory equipment maintenance, reagent tracking and validation, reagent ordering and log records as required.
• Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment 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.
  • Qualified candidates should have strong molecular biology experience, good organizational and communication skills and be a quick learner.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following molecular biology areas is essential: DNA and RNA manipulations such as purification and qualification, PCR, qPCR and restriction enzyme digestion.





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