Title:  Research Technician III

Division:  Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14534

Summary

The Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research (CMMR) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking Research Technician with a molecular biology background to work in a production environment processing samples for metagenomics and microbiome research. The technician position is in a CAP/CLIA accredited laboratory and will support projects containing a diverse array of sample types from collaborators around the world.

Job Duties

  • Samples intake that includes data entry and manifest reconciliation.
  • Performs both automated and manual nucleic acid extractions.
  • Performs various PCR assays.
  • Performs nucleic acid quantification that includes multiple fluorometric assays and gel electrophoresis.
  • Performs nucleic acid normalization and pooling in preparation for DNA sequencing.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and common spaces.
  • Assists in the preparation of laboratory reports.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Compliances with CAP/CLIA regulatory requirements.
  • Selects, evaluates, and applies techniques used in routine research projects.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Documents results of experiments.

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 with basic molecular biology techniques (pipet usage, nucleic acid extraction, PCR, etc..) is desirable.

 

 

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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