Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7180215 (Ref.No. 17198-en_US)
Posted: September 19, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Research Technician II position is identified for an exceptional, creative, and thought-provoking technician to join a vibrant group of Molecular Biologists and Microbiologists charged with understanding the molecular basis of mutation and cell evolution. The technician be familiar with basic Microbiology and Molecular Biology with strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and willing to take instruction. There are multiple projects to choose from with a high-level of flexibility offered. This is a chance to join a vibrant and creative team at a leading medical school in the largest medical center in the world. A cover letter along with Resume is required. 

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Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments that includes growth plating, PCR, phage purification, DNA preps, sterility testing.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data. Maintains a detailed lab notebook and uses Benchling for electronic notes.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study. Reads papers in Microbiology journals such as Infection and Immunity, mBio, J. Bacteriology.
  • Documents results of experiments. Uses Excel to make bar graphs, line graphs, heat maps.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Meets regularly with the PI, team members in lab meetings and weekly group breakouts.

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

  • Be familiar with basic Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
  • Has strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and be willing to follow instructions.


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.