A full-time position is available immediately in the Ray Lab at the BCM Department of Neuroscience. The Ray laboratory studies the neural control of breathing its role in congenital disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and respiratory infections using genetically engineered mouse models.
Performs the routine elements of research work that requires the use of skills, technical and academic knowledge to follow established procedures and record results.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to carry out animal management and general lab duties. Responsibilities of this position are split between the laboratory and the mouse room. Laboratory responsibilities include PCR genotyping, general lab organization and ordering, tissue harvest, and cryosectioning. Vivarium responsibilities include husbandry, weaning, record keeping, and communication with vivarium staff. The best candidates will have excellent organizational skills; in return, we will provide training in all of the required techniques and offer a supportive working environment. The lab provides an interactive and stimulating environment with opportunities for independence and career growth.
- Performs mouse husbandry including breeding, weaning, euthanasia as needed to maintain multiple mouse strains.
- PCR genotyping of mouse offspring.
- Maintains accurate mouse husbandry and genotyping records using database software.
- Harvests and processes tissue from experimental animals for histology or immunostaining.
- Assists with ongoing experimental work to include physiological testing, data analysis, microscopy, or other tasks as needed.
- Assists with oversight of supply inventory, procurement and compliance.
- Environmental waste management for the lab.
- Bachelor’s degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
- No experience is required.
- Experience handling lab mice or rats and working with genetically engineered lines, prior experience with basic laboratory techniques. including PCR or histology.
- Good organizational skills, excellent record keeping, attention to detail, and the ability to work well with others.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.