Research Assistant I-Pediatrics Research Center
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 2000002D
Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Background in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and/or developmental biology. Prior experience with mouse genetics is valuable. Lab research is aimed at understanding signaling pathways such as Hippo and Wnt pathways as well as non-coding RNAs in regulating craniofacial and heart development, diseases and regeneration. The candidate will conduct research activities, under general direction, according to research. Research activities may include some or all of the following: a combination of genetic mouse model, molecular and biochemical techniques such as PCR, Western blot, co-immunoprecipitation, immunofluorscence and next generation sequencing techniques such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq. Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities. Support other labmates to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results. Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol.
May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.
Orders laboratory and/or other supplies as directed by senior research staff.
As needed, may coordinate the work of laboratory technicians and assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General knowledge of research fields.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
No years of experience.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount 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
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