Research Technician II - Microbiology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7260480 (Ref:19928-en_US)

Posted: July 8, 2024

Job Description


The lab is seeking an exceptional, creative, and team-oriented technician to join a vibrant group of Microbiologists seeking to understand the therapeutic potential of natural or evolved bacterial viruses (bacteriophage) to treat multi-antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. The technician will join the recent Baylor College of Medicine established Center termed TAILOR Labs whose objective is to study the molecular and clinical properties of phage to advance the knowledge of phage therapy and phage Biology. The long-term goal of this position is to transition the applicant into industry with a start-up stage biotech company formed off technologies and products developed as a result of this research. The technician should be familiar with basic Microbiology and Molecular Biology with strong analytical and technical skills with attention to detail and willing to take instruction. This is a chance to join a vibrant and creative team at a leading medical school in the largest medical center with expansion into the new biotech hub (Helix Park) aiming to address one of society's most pressing medical problems.

For more information: TAILOR | BCM

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates, and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Conducts molecular work associated with bacteriology, phage discovery and purification, and library maintenance.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains a detailed lab notebook and uses Benchling for electronic notes.
  • Meets regularly with the PI, team members in lab meetings and weekly group breakouts.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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

  • One year of relevant experience is desired.
  • Highly motivated candidates that wish to learn new scientific techniques and grow in a research environment with biotech potential.
  • Microbiology experience, be willing to learn such skills, and have a strong passion for teamwork.

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:#7260480 (Ref:19928-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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