Title:  Research Technician III

Division:  Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14465


The position serves to identify an exceptional, creative, and team-oriented technician to join a vibrant group of Clinicians and Microbiologists seeking to understand the therapeutic potential of natural or evolved bacterial viruses (bacteriophage) to teat multi-antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. The technician will join the recent Baylor College of Medicine established Center termed TAILOR Labs whose objective is to study the molecular and clinical properties of phage to advance the knowledge of phage therapy and phage Biology as it relates to a recently funded clinical trial exploring phage efficacy to treat catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). The technician be familiar with basic Microbiology and Molecular Biology with strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and willing to take instruction. It is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and creative team at a leading medical school (Baylor College of Medicine), affiliated with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and located in the largest medical center in the world.  Our team strives to address one of society’s growing infectious disease problems, the need to find new solutions to antibiotic resistance.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Molecular work associated with bacteriology, phage discovery and purification, and library maintenance.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains a detailed lab notebook and uses Benchling for electronic notes.
  • Meets regularly with the PI, team members in lab meetings and weekly group breakouts.
  • Liaisons with clinical team and clinical trial supervisors.
  • Travels to nearby associated VA hospital to pick up clinical specimens.
  • Brings phage products and other materials to the clinical collaborator at the VA hospital.

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 in microbiology be willing to learn such skills, and have a strong passion for teamwork.
  • Be highly motivated to learn new scientific techniques and grow in a research and clinically oriented environment.



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.