Research Technician II - Genetics and Genomics

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7223489 (Ref.No. 18650-en_US)
Posted: March 1, 2024

Job Description


The Garcia laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)'s Center for Drug Discovery has National Institute of Health (NIH) supports to identify novel male infertility related genes through cutting-edge whole genome sequencing techniques, and to understand the functional significance of these novel genes through genetically manipulated mouse models, and to develop small-molecule inhibitors against identified functionally relevant targets. The goal is to identify new genes that underlie idiopathic male infertility and to define the functional requirement of novel male reproductive tract-specific genes. The lab is looking for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in biology or hard science, experience conducting research during their academic career, have a strong record of academic excellence, and be highly motivated. BCM is located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and offers a highly interactive environment and a strong infrastructure for research and career development.

Job Duties

  • Performs human and mouse DNA and RNA isolation for PCR and high-throughput sequencing techniques. 
  • Performs library synthesis and sets up sequencing reactions on sequencing device.
  • Works on organization and cataloging of human samples acquired through the Urology clinic.
  • Performs IRB-approved patient history screening to confirm suitability of samples for DNA sequence analysis.
  • Conducts male reproductive tissue dissection and processes histology and immunohistochemistry.
  • Works on mouse husbandry that includes breeding, weaning, and genotyping animals. 
  • Conducts mouse epididymal sperm isolation that includes computer assisted sperm analysis.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or hard science.
  • Experience in computer science. 
  • Experience in research during their academic career, have a strong record of academic excellence, and be highly motivated.



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.