UT Health Research Assistant I - Integrative Biology & Pharmacology in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Research Assistant I - Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 200001C3
One research assistant position is available to study how deregulation of growth control and cell cycle progression leads to cancer development. We are looking for someone who can carry an independent research project and assist other lab members with their experiments. The applicant should be motivated, have good organizational skills, ability to work well with people and a lively interest in biological questions.
Under supervision of senior research staff, the candidate will conduct activities to support different research projects, participate in discussion of results and analysis of data.
Experiments will involve:
- General mammalian cell and tissue culture. Maintenance of tissue culture room and set up. Preparation of sterile solutions and materials. 2. Molecular Biology Techniques: DNA restriction analysis, cloning, and extractions. PCR analysis and genotyping of transgenic animals. Protein extraction, co-immunoprecipitations and Western Blotting. Immunofluorescence. RNA isolation, Northern Blots and qPCR analysis. Purification of recombinant proteins from bacterial culture. 3. Prepare reagents and buffers for biochemistry experiments.
Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
Position Key Accountabilities:
Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, 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
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