Research Assistant I - School of Dentistry
Research Assistant I - School of Dentistry
Location: Houston, Texas
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
Requisition #: 230002KF
What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.
UTHealth Houston’s School of Dentistry has an exciting full-time position for a Research Assistant I to join our team in the Texas Medical Center. The candidate will work in a dynamic Pharmacology lab and contribute to cutting-edge betel nut (areca nut) research with the potential to make real-world impact. Primary responsibilities will be general laboratory upkeep, carrying out research assays on the bench, analyzing and reporting research data, processing biological samples for analysis, and operation of laboratory instrumentation. Ideal candidates will have experience with pipetting, measuring pH, general laboratory calculations (e.g., dilutions) and preparation of buffer and solvent mixtures. Direct hands-on experience or willingness to work with rodents is a plus.
Location: 7500 Cambridge, Houston, Texas 77054
Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:
100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!
Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!
We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…
Free financial and legal counseling
Free mental health counseling services
Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
Resources for child and elder care
Plus many more!
Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Under close supervision, conducts research activities 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.
May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.
Orders laboratory and/or other supplies as directed by senior research staff.
As needed, may coordinate the work of laboratory technicians and assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General knowledge of research fields.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
No years of experience.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.
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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.