Research Technician II - Synthetic Biology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7107351 (Ref:12634-en_US)

Posted: August 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Currently seeking a talented Research Technician to join the newly established Center for Advanced Innate Cell Therapy within the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center. This technician will work as part of a highly talented team of immunologists and synthetic biologists to help develop new treatments for multiple pediatric cancers using cutting-edge technology. The lab will provide a supportive yet stimulating environment with opportunity for professional growth. The lab focuses on research in cancer immunology and immunotherapy by performing a variety of techniques that includes molecular biology, genetics, synthetic biology and next-generation sequencing. 

Job Duties

  • Assists with molecular biology experiments and general lab organization.
  • Applies molecular biology techniques such as PCR, qPCR, cloning, isothermal assembly, Golden Gate assembly gel electrophoresis to create constructs to be tested for cancer immunotherapy.
  • Helps order reagents needed for experiments as well as maintains lab stocks and organizes it.
  • Maintains online laboratory notebook, helps organize bench space, prepares stock reagents and participates in weekly lab meetings.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of relevant molecular biology.
  • Experience with cloning (restriction enzyme, isothermal, Golden Gate), PCR, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, NGS library prep, cell culture
  • Be highly motivated and ambitious, organized and anticipate problems, eager to take ownership of projects, and willing to work with collaborators in a team.



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:#7107351 (Ref:12634-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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