Research Technician I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7104909 (Ref:12292-en_US)

Posted: July 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Center for Cell and Gene Therapy has an opening for a Research Technician I to assist with testing and release of clinical products containing CAR-engineered T-cells as an experimental therapy of cancer. Will also work with blood and tissue samples to analyze the presence and the quality of experimental cells in patients post-infusion. This role is a part of an excellent, diverse, and motivated team of scientists and would be a great opportunity for those who want to make a difference in the life of cancer patients.  The position involves communicating with different teams, including clinical coordinators and physicians. This role is a great way to use skills learned in college and apply them to real-world clinical research.

Job Duties

  • Release testing of patients' CAR T-cell lines
  • Prepare and perform under supervision flow cytometric analysis of patient's starting cell material, in-process CAR T-cells and final CAR T-cell products following standard operating procedures (SOP) protocols
  • Coordinate with CAGT GMP and GLP cores obtaining and processing primary patient samples collected at follow-up for subsequent analysis
  • Perform standard potency testing of CAR T-cell products following standard operating procedures (SOP) protocols
  • Complete required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Maintain a list of common reagents required for release testing and restock in a timely manner
  • Assist with preparing and infusing CAR T-cell lines to patients at TCH and HMH
  • Update inventory and patients' status regularly
  • Laboratory organization and ordering, collect and place orders for a laboratory (twice a week)
  • Assist with obtaining quotes for research equipment and supplies

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

  • Bachelor Degree in Biology or related field.
  • Experience with cell culture.
  • Should be highly organized to keep track of patient's information and inventory and adaptable to the flexible nature of clinical research.



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:#7104909 (Ref:12292-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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