Research Technician II - Molecular Virology and Cell Signaling - Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Hyser

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7090910 (Ref:9706-en_US)

Posted: December 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The position is for an experienced technician to provide research assistance for studies on rotavirus (RV), caliciviruses, and various other BSL-2 viruses in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology. This job is suitable for someone who is highly organized and can learn to follow protocols such that they can work with minimal supervision. Work for this Technician position will encompass both sterile maintenance and culturing of multiple cell lines, virus and viral vector stock production, transfections & transduction to generate cell lines, mouse husbandry, as well as general molecular biology techniques (e.g., western blot, PCR, immunofluorescence). The candidate should have well-developed skills for lab organization, maintaining reagent databases, and reagent ordering. This position will offer a diverse and supportive lab environment and opportunity to contribute to basic virology research in a growing research program.  

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Job Duties

  • Maintains cell and human intestinal organoids, grows virus stocks, packages lentiviruses, and generates stable cell lines.
  • Orders lab supplies and reagents.
  • Organizes and maintains logs for cell lines, virus strains, reagents and freezers.
  • Mouse husbandry and assists researchers with animal studies.
  • Runs various molecular biology experiments, including western blot, PCR for animal genotyping, RT-qPCR, immunofluorescence staining & microscopy.
  • Maintains experimental notebooks and records.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree and/or with prior research experience.
  • Experience in virology or microbiology is preferred but any experience in molecular biology will be considered.
  • Experience with microscopy.
  • Strong computer skills with Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
    • Additional computer skills with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
       

 

 

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.

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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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