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Research Technician II

Job Ref: 27632

Talent Area: Laboratory

Location:
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Cntr for Inflam & Epigen Rsrch

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Company Profile

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments.  The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease.  A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.


Job Summary

Performs scientific analyses and tests required for research under moderate supervision. Collects and records data.      

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES    

1. Handling human and/or animal tissue.

2. Animal handling, which may include tail cutting, breeding, weaning, euthanasia, minor surgical procedures and basic animal husbandry.

3. Bench chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or other scientific techniques.    

4. Microscope work and image analysis.  

5. Write laboratory protocols or procedures. 

6. Collection of tissue, blood or other biological specimens. 

7. Collect and compile data. 

8. Order laboratory supplies and equipment. 

9. Performs other duties as assigned.      

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS     

HS with 2-5 years of relative laboratory experience Or AA with no experience.      

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS    

N/A    

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED    

N/A      

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED     

1. Requires effective written and verbal communication skills.     

2. Requires effective time management skills

3. Requires experience with computer spreadsheets and databases.                                

4. Requires Microsoft Office skills. 

5. Some Independent action and judgment are required.


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