Research Technician II - Virology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7146673 (Ref:15966-en_US)

Posted: May 24, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Department of Pediatrics Division of Tropical Medicine seeks a highly motivated Research Technician II to work in the Laboratory for Translational Virology. The purpose of the position is to conduct responsible research work in virology, immunology, and epidemiology. The project will primarily focus on developing vaccines and treatments for viral pathogens and includes performing ELISAs, PCR, and other assays for the project. The technician is expected to keep up to date with the scientific literature, prepare protocols, and prepare reports of data and contribute to writing manuscripts. Research Technician II will practically and intellectually contribute to other complex research projects within the Division of Tropical Medicine as needs arise and contribute to a high-paced environment with an established team.

Job Duties

  • Performs specialized research experiments in BSL2 and BSL3 environments.
  • Works on techniques for these projects that include cell culture maintenance, DNA preparation, PCR, flow cytometry, and ELISA. These also include performing laboratory work in virology, including infectious work with in vitro and in vivo models, and viral titration assays.
  • Works independently and in conjunction with others who are part of the Laboratory for Translational Virology.
  • Selects and performs appropriate research procedures and communicates assistance needed in a timely manner.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data and provides reports on requested timelines.
  • Ensures quality control of laboratory procedures, that includes test validations.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data. 
  • Performs additional routine laboratory procedures to assist in the lab's research.
  • Develops research techniques and performs applications required for specific research projects.
  • 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.
  • Aids in maintenance of lab equipment and environment.

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

  • Has laboratory animal experience.
  • Has excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work 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:#7146673 (Ref:15966-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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