Research Technician II - Epilepsy and Mental Health

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7119417 (Ref.No. 14226-en_US)
Posted: January 5, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Krishnan Lab at the Baylor College of Medicine seeks a motivated and energetic technician to assist with an NIH-funded research basic/clinical translational research program focused on the intersections between epilepsy and mental health. The technician's responsibilities will be focused on data analysis, implementation of mouse home-cage monitoring and programming FDA-approved actigraphy devices for patient use. The other responsibilities will include assisting with mouse colony management. The applicant must have a strong interest in neuroscience and working towards graduate/medical education. This position offers an opportunity to participate in cutting edge translational research, and will provide a broad preparation for graduate education or careers in the biological data sciences. With significant contributions, technicians be able to (and have in the past) authored their own papers.

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Job Duties

  • Works on programming, planning, and implementing instrumented home-cage recordings of mouse behavior, as well as data extraction, graphing and basic statistical comparisons.
  • Works on programming  FDA-approved actigraphy (programming, extracting data, graphing devices for patient use.
  • Assists with maintenance of a colony of cages, that includes weaning mice, transporting mice and simple behavioral assays, home-cage set up and protocol implementation. 
  • Assists with mouse colony management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experiencer required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with mice/rats is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft excel/outlook experience is desirable.



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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