Research Technician I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7200185 (Ref:18029-en_US)

Posted: December 9, 2023

Job Description


The Department of Pediatrics Section of Tropical Medicine seeks a highly motivated Research Technician I. The purpose of the position is to conduct responsible research work in bacteriology and vector-borne diseases. The project will primarily focus on studying vector-pathogen interactions in the Ornithodoros turicata - Borrelia turicatae system and understanding mechanisms of transovarial transmition of spirochetes by ticks.  Additional focus will be on developing a new in vivo model to propagate and study the life cycle of Relapsing Fever Borrelia.

Job Duties

  • Performs laboratory work that includes but not limited to Western Immunoblotting, DNA extraction,  and PCR analysis.
  • Performs laboratory work in bacteriology that includes infectious work with in vitro and in vivo models.
  • Selects and performs appropriate research procedures.
  • Ensures quality control of laboratory procedures that includes test validations.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • Works on data entry, cleaning, and analysis. 
  • Performs additional routine laboratory procedures to assist in the lab's research.
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date, organized, and legible lab notebook that records all data according to methods requested.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format.
  • Analyzes results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.

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.



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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