Research Technician II - Animals Science

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7223601 (Ref.No. 18682-en_US)
Posted: March 2, 2024

Job Description


Works in the lab focuses on the development and maintenance of neural circuits in mouse models. The primary responsibilities of this position includes 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. 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

  • Understands and works on analysis of neural circuits.
  • Assists with Stereotactic surgeries.
  • Performs tissue staining and confocal imaging.
  • Works on mouse colony management and tasks that include such as weaning, breeding, clipping, PCR genotyping, and record keeping.
  • Assists with administrative tasks such as ordering, and invoice management.
  • Prepares lab stocks and solutions,
  • Assists in laboratory stocking and organization.
  • Documents results.
  • Generates and analyzes cell type specific knockout models
  • Reports cross validation.
  • Works on quantification of neural and non-neuronal changes to the retina and brain.

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 handling and related models is desired.
  • Background in neuroscience is a plus.



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.