Research Scientist - Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX
Research Scientist - Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Requisition #: 230000BV
What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.
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Plans, supervises, and directs research, investigation, or other technical operations. Provides technical expertise to facilitate the design, implementation, and analysis of procedures, techniques, and results, which enables investigators to conduct research projects.
Integrative Biology & Pharmacology is seeking to fill a Research Scientist position available to Study Epitranscriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in Cancer . We are looking for someone who can carry an independent research project and supervise other lab members in their research investigations. The applicant should be motivated, have good organizational and technical skills, the ability to work well in a team and demonstrate a lively interest in biological questions.
The R esearch Scientist will be part of an exciting and stimulating research environment, working closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers within the renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC). Research focuses on studying how cancer cells synthesize a specialized translation machinery that selectively produce a proteome supporting cellular transformation and tumor development. Projects in the lab involves elucidating how tRNAs and ribosomal RNA (rRNA) modifications dynamically control the capacity, efficiency and accuracy of mRNA translation. We utilize a wide array of biochemical, cellular, computational and in vivo approaches to identify pathways and novel key players involved in regulating RNA modifications in order to understand how they influence translation during breast cancer progression.
Oversee equipment maintenance. Designs experimental procedures, which may involve examining new techniques, that may improve existing analysis and provide additional capabilities. Evaluates the data from the analysis. Presents results in a written paper for publication, in a presentation at a meeting, or through personal contact with faculty members and other researchers. Maintain lab equipment, assists in necessary repairs, and promote a safe laboratory environment. Ensure direct reports follow safety procedures and attend basic safety training courses. Assist in laboratory space and facilities planning.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Determines feasibility of possible projects to ensure results will have a significant impact. Determines project feasibility in terms of staff, time, and resources.
Plans and performs quantitative and qualitative research procedures in various areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and other biomedical, dental, or related scientific areas. Identifies the problem through contact with other researchers, practicing physicians, or literature searches. Formulates a problem or project to research. Designs procedures to solve the problem.
Conducts experiments using advanced equipment and applying complex techniques.
Designs experimental procedures, which may involve examining new techniques, that may improve existing analysis and provide additional capabilities.
Evaluates the data from the analysis.
Presents results in a written paper for publication, in a presentation at a meeting, or through personal contact with faculty members and other researchers.
Maintains lab equipment, assists in necessary repairs, and promotes a safe laboratory environment. Ensures direct reports follow safety procedures and attends basic safety training courses.
Provides work direction and guidance to personnel within department. May lead projects and activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The candidate should have a demonstrated publication record and strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry and cancer biology. The candidate must demonstrate initiative and the capacity to conduct independent research. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.
Preference for PhD degree in molecular biology or biochemistry.
Two (2) years of experience in a related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force 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
Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
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