Research Technician III - Pediatrics - Tropical Medicine (90005926)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7089654 (Ref:9463-en_US)

Posted: November 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Research Technician will work on projects that use GIS analysis and laboratory techniques to investigate vector-borne disease. Specifically, they will select and process imagery, conduct geospatial analysis, and manage large databases. In the laboratory they will conduct molecular assays including DNA/RNA extraction, real time PCR, and sequencing to identify pathogens of human importance in field collected vectors.

Job Duties

  • Conducts DNA/RNA extraction from field collected vectors.
  • Conducts real time PCR analysis for pathogens of human importance.
  • Conducts metagenome sequencing from vector samples.
  • Identifies suitable imagery for analysis.
  • Derives imagery based indices using GIS software.
  • Organizes, cleans, and quality control of databases.
  • Works with local vector control division to obtain data for analysis.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Documents results of experiments and GIS analysis.
  • Orders and maintains laboratory supplies and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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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Job posting number:#7089654 (Ref:9463-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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