Research Technician I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7151698 (Ref.No. 16048-en_US)
Posted: June 3, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Work in the lab focuses on the development and maintenance of neural circuits in mouse models. The primary responsibilities of this position include mouse colony management and care tasks such as weaning, breeding, clipping, PCR genotyping, and record keeping. The applicant will also assist with administrative tasks such as ordering, invoice management, preparing lab stocks and solutions, assisting in laboratory stocking and organization, and documenting results and other job-related duties as assigned. The applicant will work under minimal supervision by a higher-level research staff member but be capable of managing his or her own duties and research efforts in consultation with the supervisor. 

Job Duties

  • Assists in maintaining animal colony through breeding and weaning.
  • Conducts tissue collections from pups. 
  • Performs daily PCR and genotyping.
  • Enters and track genotyping results
  • Runs mouse colony management software.
  • Troubleshoots new genotyping protocols.
  • Prepares lab stocks and solutions and assists in laboratory stocking and organization.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Documents results of experiments. 
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment. 
  • Tracks order and helps resolved encumbrances. 
  • Performs surgeries.
  • Learns and applies tissue sectioning and histology.
  • Understands and analyses neural circuits.
  • Works on mouse surgeries, and tissue analysis.

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

  • Previous experience in mouse colony management and animal handling is desired.
  • Expertise with PCR and database record keeping is a plus. 


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.