Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7248105 (Ref.No. 19334-en_US)
Posted: May 26, 2024

Job Description


The Technician in this position will perform research into how the human microbiome impacts health ad disease. A primary focus of this position will be cultureomics of the human microbiome and carrying out various bioreactor models. Additional responsibilities include conducting experiments using human derived microbes and their characterization. The Technician will become well-trained in state-of-the-art techniques for studying host microbiome  interactions and perform routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical, and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.

Job Duties

  • Performs cultureomics that lead to microbial strain isolation.
  • Performs routine technical laboratory procedures in molecular biology and microbiology, including but not limited to various complex media preparation, plating and processing of microbial samples, isolation and purification of strains, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, gel electrophoresis, qPCR, growth curves.
  • Carries out mini bioreactor array runs.
  • Maintains electronic laboratory notebook, records, and analyzes experimental data.
  • Assists in the collection and preparation of human intestinal samples.
  • Assists in the preparation of laboratory reports and manuscripts.
  • Assists in operating and maintaining anaerobic and microoxic chambers.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

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.

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.