Research Technician II - Vaccine Unit

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7108422 (Ref:12819-en_US)

Posted: August 19, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A Research Technician II is open in the Molecular Virology and Microbiology Department, specifically the Vaccine and treatment evaluation unit (VTEU) that handles Vaccine trials for both government and private industries. Technician will be responsible for several different phases of these trials including transferring samples from human subjects from the clinic to the lab, organizing samples for proper processing using several different protocols from several different studies. The technician will also be responsible for learning the different lab protocols that are used based on the study in addition to general lab maintenance and organization. Training will be available to technician. 

Job Duties

  • Performs general lab maintenance that includes checking and recording temperatures daily for all the VTEU freezers and refrigerators.
  • Processes successful samples from each study according to the study protocols that involves simple sample aliquots up to peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) processing and sample aliquots.
  • Completes all human research training required for the study.  Global Trace platform is used for sample tracking for VTEU studies and all other sample trackers the sponsor of a study would like for the lab to use.
  • Enters into the sample tracker system the information from each aliquot that was obtained from the sample.
  • Checks quality work each day, resolving issues as needed. 
  • Organizes and orders in the laboratory.
  • Works on laboratory inventory when necessary.
  • Works on laboratory shipping samples offsite that is usually done weekly.

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.



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:#7108422 (Ref:12819-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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