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Research Technician III - Pediatric Nutrition

Baylor College of Medicine

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Title:  Research Technician III - Pediatric Nutrition
Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 - $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  14975


The lab supports research technician on the role of nutrition in the regulation of muscle growth.  The technician will work with a team of technical staff, postdoctoral fellows, and the PI to investigates the effects of premature birth and dietary interventions on protein synthesis, intracellular signaling, and metabolism.

Job Duties
  • Conducts animal research studies with neonatal pigs including surgeries, husbandry, clinical care, and specimen collection and handling.
  • Performs analytical work on collected specimens using a variety of biochemical, cellular, and molecular techniques for determination of protein metabolism, nutrient signaling, and cell growth.
  • Conducts biochemical assays using colorimetric, fluorometric, and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) assays.
  • Quantifies protein and gene expression using enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA), Western immunoblotting, and Real-Time Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR (qRT-PCR), will be trained.
  • Documents experiments and analyzes and summarizes data.
  • Works with laboratory personnel to complete research studies.
  • Orders laboratory supplies and maintains necessary reagents and supplies.
  • Assists the principal investigator with IACUC compliance and lab safety protocols.

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 in laboratory and animal research.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



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.



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