Research Technician I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7152063 (Ref:16078-en_US)

Posted: June 6, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A full-time technician position is available in the Deneen Lab at the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Cell and Gene Therapy. The lab is seeking a self-motivated individual to work in a laboratory focused on the glial cells in the brain. The applicant will be required to primarily manage the animal colony for the lab. In addition, the applicant will participate in ongoing research projects. The technician will have excellent organizational skills and a basic understanding of research lab environment.

Job Duties

  • Breeds, weans, and maintains several large mouse colonies.
  • Harvests and processes brain tissue from experimental animals for histology or immunostaining.
  • Assists with ongoing experimental work such as data analysis, tissue histology.
  • Coordinates with lab members to match animal production to experimental needs.
  • Maintains accurate biopsy, breeding, and genotyping records for the laboratory.
  • Interfaces with vivarium staff to ensure special care requirements are met. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience handling multiple biological samples at any given time, and following standard operational protocols.
  • Be self-motivated, proactive, highly organized, and able to efficiently prioritize work in response to multiple demands.
  • Experience with basic laboratory techniques such as PCR. 
  • Has the ability to both work as part of a team and independently.


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:#7152063 (Ref:16078-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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