UT Health Research Assistant I (Mitchell Center) Neurology-biochemical in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant I (Mitchell Center) Neurology-biochemical

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190000LO

Position Summary:

Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.

Department: Mitchell Center/Neurology

Location: Texas Medical Center

FLSA: Non-exempt

Full Time

Position Key Accountabilities:

Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. Research activities may include perform biochemical experiments, work under high biosafety conditions with human samples, purify recombinant protein, collect fluid samples, handle and sacrifice experimental animals.

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, Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience in basic biochemical techniques and biosafety environment (for example ELISA, western blot, working under the biosafety cabinet). Protein purification and chromatography experience helpful.


General knowledge of research fields.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in one of the basic sciences or relevant experience in lieu of education.


Prefer minimum of one year experience working in a lab environment

Physical Requirements:

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.

Security Sensitive:

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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