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Research Technician III - Human Genetics

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Life Sciences, Genetics
Position Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a talented individual to work with our team on a project on genetics on lung development in humans and lethal lung developmental disorders in neonates. We invite you to learn more about our research . The candidate must have excellent computer, written, and oral communication skills, and have knowledge of basic techniques used in human molecular biology & human genetics laboratory. The individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following: literature research, document experimental results, deliver lab meeting presentations and conduct cell culture studies under the direction of the supervisor. The candidate must be proactive and take initiative in all work related tasks. It is critical that the candidate possesses a team-centered and goal-oriented mindset and foster a team work environment. The successful candidate will also work with cutting edge technologies/techniques such as next generation sequencing, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, droplet digital PCR, array CGH, and genome editing. Candidate must be willing to learn how to split, feed, count and freeze down cells.

Job Duties

  • Research involves the use of clinical specimens and human cell lines to identify novel genes and mechanisms of gene regulation, as well as biomarkers that can be translated to clinical practice.
  • Cell culture experiments under the direction of the supervisor
  • Preparation of solutions and reagents for project execution.
  • Molecular biology and genetics methods.
  • Literature search - summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study
  • Document results - keep an organized research notebook and confirm results
  • Present ongoing work in lab meetings: be able to present data acquired from experimental results and to describe project work
  • Knowledge in software programs: including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Endnote, R and other programs
  • Molecular biology knowledge in DNA and RNA manipulations such as purification and quantification, PCR, qPCR and restriction enzyme digestion

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 basic science or in a related field.
  • Bachelors BS (or higher) in Natural or Medical Science and at least one year experience in human and/or molecular genetics.
  • Familiarity with genomic analyses, gene cloning, human cell culture, mice, qPCR, or gene expression assays.
  • Some prior experience in the area of developmental genetics.
  • Competitive candidates must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, express a willingness to learn new techniques, display initiative and the ability to work independently and as an integral part of the organizational team.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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