Research Technician III

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7103953 (Ref.No. 12082-en_US)
Posted: June 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


We are seeking a Research Technician  at the Department of Ophthalmology to apply the genomic methods to address translational and clinical bioinformatic challenges pertaining to ophthalmic health and diseases. She/He will play a key role in expanding next-generation sequencing (NGS) bioinformatics capabilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for integrating and analyzing DNA and RNA sequencing data and building scalable computational processing pipelines. The candidate should have a strong computational background, demonstrated knowledge of research methods, have interest in biomedical genomics research, and succeed working both collaboratively as a team member and individually.

Job Duties

  • Design, implement, and operate bioinformatics pipelines using existing analytical tools for NGS applications.
  • Integrate open source NGS software packages to continuously improve NGS pipelines
  • Summarize, visualize, and communicate to bioinformatic analyses to principal investigator.
  • Apply intellectual curiosity and passion for applying data science to biomedical problems. 
  • Design and develop data analysis, data visualization, dashboards, graphs and figures.
  • Conduct literature searches and summarize information in an appropriate format for a particular study.

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

  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • The candidate should have a strong computational background Science with the ability to code in Python and R.
  • Previous experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data is a plus.
  • This position provides an outstanding opportunity for career development for recent science graduates interested in data-science approaches to solve biomedical research problems.


BCM is an internationally renowned medical and research institution that attracts students from around the world. BCM consistently ranks among the top of the nation’s 147 medical schools with U.S. News and World Report placing the College 22nd in its annual survey of best medical schools for research and 4th for primary care in 2019.



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.