Research Technician II - Vaccine Development

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7179132 (Ref:17163-en_US)

Posted: September 15, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a research technician to support the process development of several vaccine candidates against coronaviruses and other neglected tropical diseases. The technician will learn basic biochemical, microbiology and molecular biology tools commonly used in all labs. The technician will also be trained to perform fermentation in bioreactor and protein purification using column chromatography. It's a great opportunity for recent graduates looking to gain research experience before pursuing graduate/medical education. Occasionally be able to lift up bioreactor vessels up to 50 lbs when required. 

Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in performing fermentation in a bioreactor and protein purification using column chromatography.
  • Performs SDS-PAGE and Western Blot to analyze the results of fermentation and purification.
  • Performs fermentation in bioreactor and protein purification using column chromatography.
  • Prepares laboratory reagents and checks inventory regularly to ensure well stocked and efficient laboratory operations.
  • Assists with glassware cleaning, chemical waste disposal and the maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintains an 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.

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

  • Be able to lift up bioreactor vessels up to 50 lbs.


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:#7179132 (Ref:17163-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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