UT Health Research Technician I - Integrative Biology & Pharm/rodent in Texas

Research Technician I - Integrative Biology & Pharm/rodent

Texas

Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180001JG

Position Summary:

Provides routine, entry-level technical assistance in carrying out assigned duties of research projects.

Department: Integrative Biology & Pharmacology

Location: Texas Medical Center

Full Time

FLSA: Nonexempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

Rodent surgery and post-surgical care, rodent behavior testing, drug delivery to rats and mice.

  1. Conducts various routine tests in a clinical and/or diagnostic laboratory setting involved in research.

  2. Collects research and clinical data in accordance with requested method.

  3. Prepares lab solutions for simple and more complex biochemical experiments and clinical tests. Performs tests using autoclave machine, pipet washer, centrifuge, microscope, and ultraviolent light microscope with fluorescent detachments.

  4. Performs autoclaving and disposal of biohazardous materials.

  5. Collects and duplicates reference material.

  6. Washes, dries, and sterilizes laboratory glassware and instruments. Distributes clean glassware to appropriate laboratories.

  7. Orders laboratory supplies.

  8. Performs custodial laboratory duties.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

None.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

No experience necessary. Six months of experience in research lab preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 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

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 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 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.

UTHealth Benefits

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