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UT Health Research Associate-Biomedical Informatics - next-generation sequencing (NGS) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Associate-Biomedical Informatics - next-generation sequencing (NGS)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 200001YK

Position Summary:

Plans, conducts, and directs a wide variety of experiments. Assists with the day-to-day activities for research project(s) and may impact the success of the research project(s).

Biomedical Informatics

Full Time

TMC location

E xempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

Perform NGS experiment under general direction.

Maintains accurate and timely records including notebooks, records, databases.

Maintains lab equipment such as Illumina sequencing platforms and 10X genomics.

Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects.

Manage research protocols and research data.

Perform NGS experiment research in the next-generation sequencing (NGS) based studies. Under the general direction of core director and senior research staff, independently perform an entire process of NGS, from receiving biospecimens, DNA/RNA isolation, library construction, quality control, loading samples to sequencing machine. The primary responsibilities include development of protocols for the library preparation and sequencing, instrument operation and maintenance, problem solving in realprojects and performing reproducible research.

Prefer doctoral degree.

Molecular and cellular biology knowledge and hands-on bench experiences.

Good knowledge in NGS platforms,

Experience in RNA-Seq and/or ChIP-Seq will be a plus.


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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