Research Technician III

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jun 2, 2022

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Discipline
Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Part Time
Job Type
Technician
Organization Type
Academia
Summary

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology Service at Texas Children's Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individual to join a research team focused on Immunology on a part time basis. The experienced candidate will be sought to assist with this project. The Research Technician III will be working with both human subjects and mouse models and will perform the following: Maintaining mouse colonies, performing and assisting in mouse experiments, performing and assisting in flow cytometry, consents patients for samples collections, receive and ship samples. And maintain study records. The Research Technician III will perform the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.

The Research Assistant will demonstrate and practice lab safety precautions. Receive verbal and/or written instructions from principal investigator on standards and specialized lab safety procedures. Attend all required safety courses. Handle, store, and dispose of chemically hazardous materials, and biohazardous materials in procedure specified to meet BCM safety guidelines. Will have working knowledge of equipment and all operations and procedures manuals.

Job Duties

  • Basic Cellular & Molecular Biology Techniques
    • Requires significant prior experience in working with mouse models and flowcytometry.
    • Proficient in most current laboratory procedures including ELISA, qPCR, PCR, RT-PCR, mouse colony maintenance, breeding, genotyping, mouse bleeding and intraperitoneal injection, tissue collection for histochemical, protein, RNA analysis and others.


  • Animal Care
    • Mouse work: Responsible for breeding, maintenance of colonies and genotyping. Maintains updated inventory of existing animals.
    • Human Subject study
    • Responsible for consenting patients for non-interventional studies. Schedule the research subject appointments, provide instruction on stool sample collection for microbiome studies, enter study data into database, and maintain records of the study.


  • Lab Safety and Lab Management
    • Demonstrates and practices lab safety precautions. Receives verbal and/or written instructions from principal investigator on standards and specialized lab safety procedures. Attends all required safety courses. Handles, stores, and disposes of chemically hazardous materials, and biohazardous materials in procedure specified to meet BCM safety guidelines. Will have working knowledge of equipment and all operations and procedures manuals.


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.
  • Basic mathematical skills applicable to dilutions, suspensions, and concentration calculation.
  • Must have excellent pipetting skills.
  • Work with computer programs to analyze data results.
  • Fluent with flow cytometry.
  • Mouse work experience is required. Applicants with no prior experience will not be considered.
  • Prior experience in working with mouse models.
  • Proficient in most current laboratory procedures including ELISA, qPCR, PCR, RT-PCR, mouse colony maintenance, breeding, genotyping, mouse bleeding and intraperitoneal injection, tissue collection for histochemical, protein, RNA analysis and others.


Other

  • Must be willing to commute frequently between Main Baylor and the Feigin Center.
  • Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood &/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually.


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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