Title:  Research Technician III

Division:  Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11257

Summary

The Ramani, Atmar and Estes Lab at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a Research Technician III. This laboratory performs translational and clinical research related to gastrointestinal (GI) viruses. We are seeking an experienced Research Technician to work primarily on projects related to surveillance for GI viruses in clinical samples and evaluation of host-virus interactions in human intestinal organoid cultures. The research technician will also assist in the overall running and organization of the lab, perform a variety of experimental techniques under general supervision and support postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in their focused research projects. The successful candidate will benefit from working in a rich and stimulating research environment and be part of a group that nurtures a team science approach to enteric infectious diseases. 

 

For more information, please click on the links below

https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/sasirekha-ramani-lab

https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/mary-k-estes-lab

Job Duties

 

  • Performs the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.
  • Performs RT-qPCR analysis of clinical samples with detailed record keeping.
  • Performs mammalian and organoid cell culture.
  • Performs experiments using molecular biology technologies.
  • Participates in lab meetings and reads applicable literature.
  • Prepares figures and assists in writing related to experiments performed.
  • Maintains lab supplies and inventory (ordering, stocking, preparing solutions/media).
  • Maintains general lab environment, including, but not limited to, equipment maintenance and repairs, organization, and cleanliness of the lab.
  • Maintains and ensures compliance with biosafety and laboratory regulations. 

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

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Master's degree in microbiology or molecular biology preferred.
  • 2-3 years of directly related lab work experience, post-graduation.
  • 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 and PCR.
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records of all work performed.
  • 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.

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