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Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Dec 23, 2021

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Life Sciences, Genetics
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Susan Rosenberg lab in the Molecular and Human Genetics department and Chris Amos lab in the Department of Medicine is co-hiring a research technician who would examine the role of AsIII in Aquaporin induced genomic instability and potentially identify DNA damage hotspots. The candidate will work closely with Dr. Jun Xia, a recent K99/R00 Pathway to Independence awardee on this project. The individual will also work on a collaborative project aiming to dissect the functions of lung cancer risk alleles. The ideal candidate will have experience in cell culture and excellent written, oral communication and organization skills.

Job Duties

  • Runs samples on flow cytometry and analyzes data with FlowJo and perform immunophenotyping by flow cytometry.
  • Harvests cell cultures and maintains cultures, make cell lines using CRISPR.
  • Documents and analyze results using graphs and statistical tools.
  • Presents results and progress to PI and lab members weekly.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in the preparation of progress reports for grants.
  • Conducts literature searches and stays informed of the latest studies concerning DNA damage, cancer genomics and lung cancer epidemiology.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Handles and performs experiments with bacterial cultures, human cell lines and, occasionally, mice.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hard working, organized, and motivated.
  • Respectful, cooperative, and team worker.
  • Willing to work with human cell lines and high throughput functional screens.

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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