UT Health Research Associate - Animal Surgery (Stroke) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Associate - Animal Surgery (Stroke)


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180001C9


Conducts and executes complex scientific experiments and research endeavors and interprets the results. Conducts brain microsurgeries for small animals, including but not limited to surgeries for stroke, and vascular dementia models.

Department: Neurology/Stroke

Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Full Time

FLSA: Nonexempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

The duties include but are not limited to following:

  1. Plans and implements in-vivo experiments

  2. Plans, schedules and conducts animal surgeries to meet the timeline for laboratory

  3. Maintains and takes care of animals according to the guidelines provided by CLAMC.

  4. Works closely with behavioral expert in the laboratory to schedule behavioral experiments.

  5. Plans and implements research experiments according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, animal laboratories, genotyping, animal colony management, etc..

  6. Makes independent decisions as required, which may impact research team or assigned project

  7. Maintains accurate and timely records which may include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.

  8. Assists with identifying type and quality of supplies needed for research project to ensure cost effectiveness and ensure smooth operations.

  9. Experienced in various molecular biology techniques.

  10. May monitor laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects.

  11. May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.

  12. Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department. Participates in continuing education programs, seminars, and workshops.

  13. 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

  14. May provide updates to P.I. regarding research progress.

  15. Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.

  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Advanced knowledge of concepts of research field assigned.


Master’s degree in a related field with one (1) year of related animal research experience including experience in a lead research role; or Doctorate degree.

Considerable knowledge in basic and sophisticated equipment.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field with three (3) years of related research experience including experience in a lead research role; or

Master’s degree in a related field with one (1) year of related research experience including experience in a lead research role; or

Doctorate degree.

Minimum Experience:

Years of experience varies based on education level.

Physical Requirements:

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