Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7248108 (Ref.No. 19518-en_US)
Posted: May 26, 2024

Job Description


The lab focuses on uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuit formation in developing the nervous system. The lab will use the mouse retina as a model system to identify the key molecules that mediate cell recognition and proper neural connectivity. Using single cell sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 technology, the lab has identified several promising candidates and we are currently testing their role in neural connectivity. This position is an outstanding opportunity for career development for recent science graduates interested in biomedical research and/or future advanced degree training in the biomedical sciences or medicine.

Job Duties

  • Performs mouse colony maintenance that includes genotyping and appropriate record keeping.
  • Applies molecular biology, histology, behavioral testing, and cell culture techniques to understand disease mechanisms.
  • Plans, directs, and conducts supervised research experiments.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigator and during lab meetings.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment, orders, and the general lab environment.
  • Learns and becomes proficient with techniques related to retinal dissection, retinal histology, mouse vision testing, and retinal cell culture.
  • 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.