Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7100190 (Ref.No. 11511-en_US)
Posted: May 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Research Technician position in medical genetics for underrepresented first and second year medical students. Applicants selected by the Clinical Research Education Training Program (CRETP). Technician performs routine research experiments that require the use of skills, technical, and academic knowledge to follow established protocols.  The technician position will involve working with DNA samples and could involve working directly with mice and mouse samples, and preparing these samples for further analysis.

Job Duties

  • Works on medical genetics research questions.
  • Generates results.
  • Prepares an abstract.
  • Presents research data in laboratory.
  • Participates in all laboratory functions.
  • Presents oral presentation of research.
  • Gives research presentations at their institutions research symposium. 
  • Attends online CRETP professional development seminars and courses that includes journal club, bio-curation training, professional development sessions, and responsible conduct in research training.
  • Attends in-person bioinformatics boot-camp and weekly BCM Department of Molecular and Human Genetics post-clinic conferences and noon conference.

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

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • First or second year medical students, selected by the Clinical Research Education Training (CRETP) Program.


1st and 2nd year medical students, selected by the Clinical Research Education Training (CRETP) Program. CRETP is a short-term position for trainees in the MHG CRETP program to increase under-represented minorities (URM) in medical genetics with the goal of obtaining medical doctorates with a research background. The MHG department will support 2-3 interns each year. Trainees apply directly to the program and are selected based on several criteria: must be a member of URM under-represented in genomics-African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Pacific Islanders, Persons with Disabilities and economically disadvantaged; U.S. citizen, or permanent resident; first or second year medical student in good standing. The 2021 in-person program includes clinical research training in a biomedical research laboratory. 



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.