Research Technician at Rice University

Posted in General Business 1 day ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in the Supporting Documents section of the application.

About George R. Brown School of Engineering

The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff, and students in an inclusive environment.

We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought, and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.

Position Summary :

The Bao Lab is seeking a meticulous Research Technician who will conduct activities to support research projects under the supervision of senior research staff. Work will be performed in a laboratory environment with occasional office work. The Research Technician will assist in laboratory experiments including the experiment design and the organization and analysis of data. This position is in person on the Rice University campus.

This position is funded by a grant, soft and/or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of funding. This is position is also one year term-limited

Ideal Candidate Statement:

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, results-driven, and have the ability to engage effectively.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Cell biology, Bioengineering or a related field

    • In lieu of the experience requirement, additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted

  • 1+ years of related experience


  • Ability to perform molecular biology and laboratory techniques independently
  • Good scientific and numerical skills with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to plan and schedule effectively
  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication

  • 2+ years hands on experience in molecular biology laboratory experiments

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in conducting day-to-day laboratory experiments
  • Performs specialized research and experiments including plasmid cloning and validation, DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR and gel electrophoresis
  • Collects data and maintains a laboratory notebook
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Rice University HR | Benefits:

Rice Mission and Values: Mission and Values | Rice University

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity at all levels. It considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Us

Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.

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