Research Technician I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7103982 (Ref.No. 12042-en_US)
Posted: June 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Ray lab at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for Research Technician I. The Ray lab studies the neural circuits governing our behavior and physiology. A major goal in the lab is to automate our assays for measuring behavior and physiology in our genetic animal models for enhanced accuracy and consistency as well as increasing capacity for data collection. Studies are currently focused on two primary areas, the potential effects of COVID-19 on neural control of breathing and neurological vulnerabilities in the infant congenital disorders such as the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The projects utilize a wide variety of approaches including CAD/CAM software, 3D printing and CNC milling, Micro-boards including Arduino and PI with custom written software in Python and Matlab.

Job Duties

  • Works to automate cardio-respiratory assays used to measure breathing in infant and adult mice. 
  • Conducts molecular and cellular assays that includes plasmid DNA and cell culture techniques.
  • Manages laboratory information using software that includes Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Filemaker Pro.
  • Works on inventory, management and ordering of equipment, consumables and supplies. 

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.



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.