Research Technician II - Gene Therapy

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7257088 (Ref:19835-en_US)

Posted: June 24, 2024

Job Description

Summary

The Research Technician II position in Gene Vector Core. The Core provides services related to viral vectors (adenovirus, adeno-associated virus, and lentivirus) to academic and non-academic investigators. The technician interacts with Core customers. Performs complex, responsible research work of an advanced nature requiring high-level skills and expertise, uses own initiative and completes advanced medical or research experiments under general directions from the principal investigator. The main responsibility is viral vector production for customers. However, the core is actively involved in research and development. Research literature, planning experiments, and executing them to obtain knowledge are routinely required. Creativity is necessary.

For more information: https://www.bcm.edu/research/research-services/atc-core-labs/gene-vector-core .

Job Duties

  • Plans, directs and conducts vector production and quality control assays that includes plaque assay, qPCR, and SDS-PAGE.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Assists in the progress report and grant preparation.
  • Documents results of experiments and report to principal investigators.
  • Supervises, schedules, and coordinates the activities of less experienced research staff.
  • Maintains high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) ,and performs HPLC analysis for viral vectors.
  • Maintains viral vector inventory.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, and HPLC is a plus.
  • Knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics is desirable.
  • Being creative.
  • Has good communication and organization skills.

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:#7257088 (Ref:19835-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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