Research Technician I - Pediatrics - Nutrition (90002446)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7084600 (Ref:8507-en_US)

Posted: September 2, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


This is a full-time Research Technician I position at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center. The focus of the research project will be to assess how nutrition in early life affects growth and function of skeletal muscle i n a mouse model of muscular dystrophy. The job will require extensive handling of mice, including breeding, exercise testing, metabolic studies, and analytical work on collected specimens using biochemical, molecular biology, and histological techniques. Superior organization and record keeping skills are essential. Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills, and will be self-motivated, reliable, efficient, methodical, and show an attention to detail.  Will require some weekend work.

Job Duties

  • Manage and handle mice including: breeding, dietary manipulations, in vivo measurement of muscle function, exercise testing, metabolic testing and specimen collection
  • Plan and schedule of various tasks, as well as co-ordinating procedures with collaborators and other lab members
  • Lab bench analytical work using molecular and protein chemistry techniques
  • Careful and detailed documentation of experiments in lab notebooks and collected data and its analysis
  •  Ensure necessary supplies are ordered and available when they are needed
  • Engage in good laboratory practices such as keeping the laboratory area clean and organized, and following appropriate safety protocols
  • Conduct literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Requires the ability to complete procedures and properly record results
  • Knowledge and experience with HPLC and/or mass spectrometry is a plus
  • Familiarity with standard lab equipment (centrifuges, electrophoresis, chromatography, etc.)
  • Experience with handling mice
  • Requires a working knowledge of spreadsheets, some statistics, and word processing skills
  • One year of experience directly working in a lab and familiar with research procedures using mice.
  • There is exposure to experimental animals and periodic exposure to radioactive materials, but the work is still viewed as relatively comfortable in a laboratory environment.





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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