Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7121884 (Ref.No. 14511-en_US)
Posted: January 24, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Chair of MCB Dr. Peggy Goodell lab focuses on the basic mechanisms that regulate hematopoietic stem cells, and how their misregulation leads to leukemia development. Stem cells reside in the bone marrow in a quiescent state, but rapidly become activated to regenerate the hematopoietic system. The lab is looking for a smart and dedicated research technician to carry out various supervised animal research projects, maintain a mouse colony, coordinate lab supply maintenance and perform general lab duties. Responsibilities of this position are split between the laboratory and the mouse room. Laboratory responsibilities include PCR genotyping, tissue culture, western blotting, and sample preparation for flow cytometry. Vivarium responsibilities include breeding, weaning, genotyping sample collection, and record keeping. The best candidates will have excellent organizational skills and a basic understanding of animal research; in return, the department will provide training in all of the required techniques and offer a supportive working environment.

Job Duties

  • Performs mouse colony maintenance that includes genotyping and appropriate record keeping.
  • Addresses mouse husbandry issues when notified by the veterinary staff.
  • Plans, directs, and conducts supervised research experiments.
  • Assists with the maintenance of lab equipment, ordering from BCM supply room, and the general lab environment.
  • Maintains organization of the lab and its reagents, trains others in various cellular and molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, cell culture), and assists in research projects as necessary.
  • Collects, compiles, records, and analyzes research data.
  • Performs molecular biology experiments under the supervision of research staff.
  • Maintains laboratory inventory.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mouse husbandry, animal experiments, and molecular biology 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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