Research Technician I - Structural Biology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7116258 (Ref.No. 13824-en_US)
Posted: November 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Pillon Lab is seeking a technician to carry out routine laboratory procedures as directed. The lab's research program applies biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, and computational biology to understand the function and regulation of disease-linked RNA binding proteins.

Recent relevant publications from the principal investigator include:
-Cryo-EM Structures of the SARS-CoV-2 Endoribonuclease Nsp15. Nature Communications (2021)
-Cryo-EM Reveals Active Site Coordination Within a Multienzyme pre-rRNA Processing Complex. Nature Structural and Molecular Biology (2019)
-Grc3 programs the essential endoribonuclease Las1 for specific RNA cleavage. PNAS (2017)

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Job Duties

  • Conducts research experiments.
  • Documents results and prepares them for presentation.
  • Maintains lab equipment and supplies inventory.
  • Assists with lab ordering and maintaining an up-to-date lab inventory
  • Manages cryotanks and refrigerators.
  • Manages transfers and activities in collaboration with other labs.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in physical or biological sciences and one years of experience in laboratory work.
  • Experience with computational analysis.
  • Experience with structural biology.



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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