Research Technician II - Bacterial Nasal Microbiota - Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Lemon

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7091572 (Ref:9956-en_US)

Posted: January 10, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The KLemon Lab at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a Research Technician II. Our long-term goal is to identify bacterial strains and compounds that will be leads for new approaches to prevent and treat infections by nasal pathobionts and respiratory viruses. To achieve this, we are elucidating the molecular mechanisms of interspecies interactions in the human nasal microbiome. Research Technicians in the KLemon Lab perform a variety of experimental techniques and have multiple opportunities for mentored on-the-job skill building. A complete application includes a resume,  the names and email addresses for three references and a cover letter.

For more information: KLemon Lab Website  (https://www.bcm.edu/research/faculty-labs/katherine-lemon-lab)

Job Duties

  • Performs experiments using bioinformatics, bacterial cultivation, bioassay-guided fractionation, basic organic extraction, molecular biology and genetic engineering.
  • Participates in lab meetings and reads applicable literature.
  • Prepares figures and assists in writing related to experiments performed. 
  • Maintains general lab environment, including, but not limited to, equipment maintenance and repairs, organization and cleanliness of the lab.
  • Maintains and ensures compliance with biosafety and laboratory regulations. 
  • Assists with lab supplies and inventory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a basic science or equivalent education, preferably in microbiology, microbial ecology, biology, or chemical biology.
  • One year of lab research experience with bacteria is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in bacterial cultivation, excellent aseptic technique and general skills common to a microbiology lab are a plus. 
  • Experience with basic command line, and a working knowledge of R with experience performing bioinformatic analysis is a definite plus.


  • Good analytical and computer skills. 
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records of all work performed.
  • Willingness to learn new techniques with guidance and mentoring.
  • Strong work ethic, including ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, use good judgment and complete duties. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in a team with diverse backgrounds. 



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.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7091572 (Ref:9956-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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