Research Technician II - Biophysics - Biochemistry - Westbrook Lab (90004976)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7080328 (Ref:7448-en_US)

Posted: June 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) aims to develop novel therapeutics for emerging targets involved in chromatin and RNA regulation - two critical areas of gene control. As gene control is a fundamental biological process, its modulation has the potential to impact many forms of human disease. THINC is a unique organization that integrates leading research of BCM faculty with a cutting-edge genomic target validation and drug discovery platform.

Job Purpose

Performs the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.

Job Duties

  • Executes biophysical assays in plate-based formats.
  • Assists in the development and optimization of new assays (BLI, ITC, SPR) with other scientists.
  • Analyzes data using established methods and workflows (Excel, GraphPad Prism, and others).
  • Communicates results to the THINC team and documents results electronically in LabGuru.
  • Reads and shares scientific literature relevant to biochemical / biophysical assays and THINC targets.
  • Contributes to management of assay reagents and general laboratory supplies.
  • Maintains equipment and instrumentation required for laboratory work in good condition.
  • Functions as part of a multi-disciplinary drug discovery team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • No experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysics, or related field preferred.
  • Experience in techniques for measuring protein binding intereactions such as BLI, DSF, FP, FRET, ITC, or SPR is a plus.
  • Experience with multi-channel pipetting and/or liquid handling systems 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.

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