Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Oct 3, 2022

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Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
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Organization Type

The NIH-funded laboratory of Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital is recruiting a motivated candidate to join a highly collaborative team to discover the genetic causes of childhood neurological disorders (epilepsy, autism, ADHD, and cognitive impairments) and identify therapeutic interventions for rare and common neurologic disorders. Our laboratory focuses on understanding neural circuit development and function, and how dysregulation of these processes contributes to brain disorders such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, and autism. We are looking for a motivated research technician to assist with fruit fly and mouse studies, neurohistology, behavioral and human subject studies. The candidate should be able to work independently and within a team to process samples and collect data. Candidates should be flexible and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. Qualified candidates should be good at multi-tasking, problem-solving, and have strong communication skills.

Job Duties

  • Performs Fruit fly and/or mouse colony maintenance.
  • Performs routine technical laboratory and specialized procedures.
  • Performs Behavioral studies (rodent and/or fruit fly assays).
  • Troubleshoots problematic results.
  • Cleans equipment and work area.
  • Operates laboratory equipment.
  • Interviews and recruits participants for studies.
  • Collects participant information and data.
  • Collects, process, ship, and maintain paperwork for biological specimens.
  • Conducts testing procedures required by the study.
  • Performs data entry and record keeping.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data. Enters study information and documents into a database.
  • Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate parties.
  • Maintains databases, records, and regulatory documents for studies.
  • Maintains and organizes inventory of study supplies and equipment.
  • Generates data reports to determine feasibility.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information.

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.

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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