Research Technician I - Pathology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7226210 (Ref.No. 18731-en_US)
Posted: March 8, 2024

Job Description


The lab is seeking a research technologist at entry level to assist laboratory based research in a laboratory at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center campus. It is biomedical project to study blood clotting. It involves protein isolation from human plasma and animal experiments. The position will be under Veterans Affairs research service under department of Pathology & immunology, Baylor College of Medicine and require interaction with Pathology department at Baylor College of Medicine.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and runs polyacrylamide gel and agarose gel electrophoresis.
  • Performs basic molecular biology techniques (DNA and RNA, Plasmid Isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, DNA transfection, transformation), tissue culture techniques (culturing, sub-culturing and maintenance of stock cultures, culture media preparation and sterilization, Maintenance of cell lines).
  • Assists in maintenance of mouse colony of 2-glycoprotein I- knock-out animals and isolation primary trophoblast cells from mouse placenta.
  • Investigates the mechanism of blood clotting in Antiphospholipid antibody Syndrome in human and mouse and involves isolating antibodies from human serum.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology.
  • Proficient in computer skills that includes in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 



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.