Title:  Research Technician III

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  12082


We are seeking a Research Technician  at the Department of Ophthalmology to apply the genomic methods to address translational and clinical bioinformatic challenges pertaining to ophthalmic health and diseases. She/He will play a key role in expanding next-generation sequencing (NGS) bioinformatics capabilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for integrating and analyzing DNA and RNA sequencing data and building scalable computational processing pipelines. The candidate should have a strong computational background, demonstrated knowledge of research methods, have interest in biomedical genomics research, and succeed working both collaboratively as a team member and individually.

Job Duties

  • Design, implement, and operate bioinformatics pipelines using existing analytical tools for NGS applications.
  • Integrate open source NGS software packages to continuously improve NGS pipelines
  • Summarize, visualize, and communicate to bioinformatic analyses to principal investigator.
  • Apply intellectual curiosity and passion for applying data science to biomedical problems. 
  • Design and develop data analysis, data visualization, dashboards, graphs and figures.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.

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

  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • The candidate should have a strong computational background Science with the ability to code in Python and R.
  • Previous experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data is a plus.
  • This position provides an outstanding opportunity for career development for recent science graduates interested in data-science approaches to solve biomedical research problems.


BCM is an internationally renowned medical and research institution that attracts students from around the world. BCM consistently ranks among the top of the nation’s 147 medical schools with U.S. News and World Report placing the College 22nd in its annual survey of best medical schools for research and 4th for primary care in 2019.



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.