UT Health Research Assistant II/III - Neurology - Cerebrovascular Research in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant II/III - Neurology - Cerebrovascular Research

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800022S

Position Summary:

Under direction, performs a variety of basic and general laboratory research tasks of a particular research study in the group. May perform tasks related to the research project independently, within guidelines and review by supervisor or other research staff.

Department: Neurology - Cerebrovascular Research

Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Status: Regular, Full Time

Non exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

Job responsibilities:

  • Genotyping (tail snipping, knowledge of primer design, PCR, gel electrophoresis)

  • Maintenance of large mouse colony with multiple strains

  • Cell culture (glial cells, endothelial cells, neurons)

  • Molecular techniques (ELISA, Western blot analysis, FACS)

  • Behavioral testing

  • In vivo experiments (mouse)

  • Project and experimental design

  • Protocol optimization

  • Literature review

  • Data presentation

Necessary skills:

  • Self driven, and able to start things independently

  • Good Time management

  • Able to multitask/ work on many projects simultaneously

  • Organized

  • General knowledge of neuroscience/ biology

  • Animal handling techniques

Certification/Skills:

General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

One year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.

May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

III level requires:

MINIMUM EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of science or relevant experience in lieu of education.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

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.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds 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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