Job Title: Research Technician II
The KLemon Lab at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a Research Technician II. Our long-term goal is to identify bacterial strains and compounds that will be leads for new approaches to prevent and treat infections by nasal pathobionts and respiratory viruses. To achieve this, we are elucidating the molecular mechanisms of interspecies interactions in the human nasal microbiome. Research Technicians in the KLemon Lab perform a variety of experimental techniques and have multiple opportunities for mentored on-the-job skill building.
Perform experiments using bacterial cultivation, bioassay-guided fractionation, basic organic extraction, molecular biology, genetic engineering and bioinformatics
Participate in lab meetings and read applicable literature
Prepare figures and assist in writing related to experiments performed
Maintain general lab environment, including, but not limited to, equipment maintenance and repairs, organization and cleanliness of the lab
Maintain and ensure compliance with biosafety and laboratory regulations
Assist with lab supplies and inventory
Bachelor’s degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
No experience required.
Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, microbial ecology, biology, or chemical biology.
The equivalent of 1 year of lab research experience with bacteria is strongly preferred.
Experience in bacterial cultivation, excellent aseptic technique and general skills common to a microbiology lab.
Strong documentation and organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records of all work performed.
Good analytical and computer skills. Experience with basic command line preferable, and a working knowledge of R is a definite plus.
Demonstrated willingness to learn new techniques with guidance and mentoring.
Demonstrated strong work ethic, including ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, use good judgment and complete duties.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally in a team with diverse backgrounds.
Application website: https://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Research-Technician-II-Texa/763870900/
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.