Research Technician II - Microbiology and Women's Health

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7103970 (Ref.No. 12093-en_US)
Posted: June 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Patras Lab at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a part time Research Technician II to assist with research projects focusing on host-microbe interactions of the female urogenital tract. The Patras Lab studies host and bacterial factors that include the vaginal microbiota, in the context of maternal-neonatal health and bacterial pathogenesis. Research activities will include molecular microbiology and tissue culture and animal colony management and experimental studies in mice. The Research Technician II will be required to use skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established protocols and record results of the work performed.

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Job Duties

  • Performs routine elements of research work and provides technical support for researchers.
  • Performs research activities that include molecular microbiology such as sterile technique and molecular cloning, tissue culture and experiments, animal colony management. and animal studies in mice.
  • Performs nominal lab managerial duties that include ordering supplies, making buffers and reagents, and ensuring compliance with lab policies and biosafety (EH&S) regulations.
  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Conducts laboratory procedures that include molecular biology including bacterial cloning, tissue culture experiments, and mouse husbandry and procedures.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates, and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment. 

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.



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.



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