Research Technician II

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7248104 (Ref:19508-en_US)

Posted: May 26, 2024

Job Description


The Research Technician II position will work in a team performing genetic screens for modifiers of neurodegeneration using Drosophila (fruit fly) models of disease. This involves working with a stereomicroscope to set up breeding schemes for multiple Drosophila strains and assessing neuronal dysfunction with the assistance of robotic equipment.

Job Duties

  • Assists and conducts genetic screens using Drosophila disease models.
  • Assists maintaining Drosophila strains.
  • Assesses neuronal dysfunction using locomotor assays and operates robotic equipment.
  • Analyzes data using statistical methods.
  • Conducts assays to assess and quantify neurotoxic protein levels using immunoblotting techniques.
  • Conducts histopathological analyses from Drosophila brain sections immuno-stained with specific antibodies.
  • 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.

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:#7248104 (Ref:19508-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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