Research Assistant III- SPH - El Paso
El Paso, Texas
UTHealth School of Public Health
Requisition #: 1900001Q
Conducts and executes complex scientific experiments and research endeavors and interprets the results.
POSITION KEY ACCOUNT ABILITIES:
Plans and implements research experiments according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, field interviewer recruiting, screening, and training and/or animal laboratories.
Makes independent decisions as required, which may impact research team or assigned project.
Maintains accurate and timely records which may include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
Assists with identifying type and quality of supplies needed for research project to ensure cost effectiveness and ensure smooth operations.
May monitor laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects.
May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department. Participates in continuing education programs, seminars, and workshops.
May provide guidance and training of laboratory technicians, field interviewers, research subjects, support staff and/or other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.
May provide updates to P.I. regarding research progress.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
Understands and can apply aseptic laboratory techniques, media making, and plating.
May conduct experiments and technical laboratory procedures related to the isolation and characterization of microorganisms from fecal specimens and water samples.
May perform ERIC-PCR and real-time qPCR (for library-independent identification).
May perform laboratory work using microscopy, filtration/concentration, and molecular characterization for Cryptosporidium and Giardia genotyping.
Leads the writing of laboratory reports.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Two (2) years of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.
May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
DEPARTMENT: SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
LOCATION: EL PASO EPRC @ 1101 N CAMPBELL
FLSA: NON EXEMPT
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