Research Technician II - Microbiome

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7220321 (Ref:18605-en_US)

Posted: February 23, 2024

Job Description


The KLemon Lab at Baylor College of Medicine is hiring a Research Technician II. The long-term goal is to identify bacterial strains and compounds that will be leads for new approaches to prevent and treat infections due to nasal bacterial pathobionts and respiratory viruses. To achieve this, they identify molecular mechanisms of interspecies interactions in the human nasal microbiome. Research Technicians in the KLemon Lab perform a variety of experimental techniques and have multiple opportunities for mentored on-the-job skill building. A complete application includes a CV, the names and email addresses for three references and a cover letter.

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Job Duties

  • Performs experiments using bacterial cultivation, human nasal organoids, molecular biology and/or genetic engineering. Analyze data from experiments.
  • Demonstrates and ensures compliance with standard biosafety and laboratory regulations. 
  • Participates in lab meetings and read papers related to the specific project. 
  • Prepares figures and assist in writing related to experiments performed.
  • Maintains general lab environment that includes but not limited to, equipment maintenance and repairs, organization, and cleanliness of the lab. 
  • Assists with ordering lab supplies and inventory.

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

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in microbiology, microbial ecology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or chemical biology. 
  • Experience in bacterial cultivation, excellent aseptic technique, and general skills common to a microbiology lab. 
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records of all work performed.
  • Good analytical and computer skills.
  • Experience with basic command line preferred, and a working knowledge of R is a plus.
  • One year of lab research experience with bacteria is desirable.
  • Has ability to learn new bench research techniques with guidance and mentoring.
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic that includes ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, use good judgment and complete duties. 
  • Has the ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively and professionally in a team with diverse backgrounds.



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:#7220321 (Ref:18605-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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