Research Technician III

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7137149 (Ref:15253-en_US)

Posted: March 31, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The highly interactive lab focuses on how carotenoids, a class of colorful compounds in fruits and vegetables, are absorbed, metabolized and promote maternal and child health. Lab members are encouraged to engage in opportunities to advance their professional skills and scientific expertise. The applicant works effectively on a team and has a zest for scientific achievement. Job tasks will include working with biologic materials (human cell lines, blood, and tissues), analytical chemistry of carotenoids and other dietary compounds (extractions and HPLC), and molecular biology lab analyses (PCR, qRT-PCR, Western blotting) under established procedures to assure personal and lab safety. Staff are cross-trained and assist with human studies by contacting participants, collecting data, and organizing data. Experience in and comprehension of any or all these techniques is prioritized. Please submit a transcript of coursework (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) along with application materials.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory cell culture and lab animal research experiments.
  • Assists with human research studies by contacting participants and conducting research visits.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments in lab notebooks and maintains appropriate electronic documentation.
  • Selects, evaluates, applies, and troubleshoots techniques used in routine research.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintains related databases of lab inventory.
  • Assists in manuscript and grant preparation as needed.
  • Maintains lab safety compliance records.
  • Engages in good laboratory practices such as keeping the laboratory area clean and organized, and following appropriate safety protocols.
  • Performs routine maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Participates in the scholarship of the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a basic or applied medical science or in related field. 
  • Experience working in the lab and interest in nutrition is a plus.
  • Be able to work independently and follow both oral and written instructions.



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:#7137149 (Ref:15253-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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