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Research Technician II

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The technician in this position will perform research into how the immune cells in the eye and lacrimal gland prevent or cause disease such as dry eye. The Research Technician will interact with the PI and the other members of the lab to perform experiments that includes state of the art techniques for studying epithelial, immune cell interaction using in vivo models (mice) and some in vitro work using cultured cells. The technician will perform the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.

Job Duties
  • Performs animal husbandry and genotyping as needed.
  • Performs routine technical laboratory procedures in molecular biology and microbiology, that includes but not limited to, various complex media preparation, plating of epithelial cells, harvesting tissue from mice and processing of samples, isolation and purification of strains, DNA extraction, PCR amplification, gel electrophoresis, qPCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, and other techniques.
  • Maintains electronic laboratory notebook, records, and analyzes experimental data.
  • Assists in the collection and preparation of samples.
  • Learns and becomes proficient with handling tissue samples and prepares for experiments as well as being able to communicate the research and analysis findings to the PI.
  • Trains undergraduate students (if any).
  • 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
  • Laboratory experience in Immunology is a plus.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Requisition ID: 19517


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