Research Technician III - RNA biology and breast cancer

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7134675 (Ref:15133-en_US)

Posted: March 18, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


In the Cheng lab, they strive to understand the fundamental questions of how RNA regulation controls cellular processes in normal biology and in the context of cancer. Working at the interface of RNA splicing and breast cancer biology, the current focus is on regulation of breast cancer metastasis driven by alternative splicing. The lab uses molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics approaches in conjunction with genetic models and patient samples to discover rules and networks that regulate metastasis and associated processes. The lab works closely with physician scientists and aim to apply our findings from basic research to the development of prognostic markers and therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer. The technician contributes ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating scientific environment and opportunities for growth. 

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Job Duties

  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments. 
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data. 
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Collaborates with scientists out of the lab for multidisciplinary study.
  • Develops new model and technique to support the cancer-related research in the lab.
  • Maintains mouse colonies that includes genotyping and record tracking.
  • Oversights lab maintenance and consults with faculty to determine equipment purchase priorities based on budget, condition of existing equipment, and scheduled laboratory activities.
  • Demonstrates the use and care of equipment to research personnel in the laboratory.
  • Interprets rules, regulations, and policies for faculty and laboratory personnel and ensures compliance.
  • Contributes ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.
  • Experience is cancer research is a plus. 
  • Be a team-player and work well within a group. 
  • Be self-motivated and enjoy being highly organized, detail-oriented, communicative, and collaborative. 



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:#7134675 (Ref:15133-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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