UT Health Research Assistant II - Neurology (Stroke) animal / lab in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Research Assistant II - Neurology (Stroke) animal / lab
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210001S3
Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices. Position will conduct activities involving modeling of stroke in rodents; specifically models of cerebral ischemia and intracerebral hemorrhage. Activities involving microsurgery to induce stroke, analyses of behavior and cognitive dysfunction, biochemical and molecular changes following brain injury will be performed.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Proficiency in RT-PCR and Western Blot and other basic methods to study protein and nucleic acid.
Conducting behavioral analyses on mice and rats in order to determine neurological/behavioral deficit.
Maintaining mouse colonies and genotyping mutant mice.
Preparation of animals for brain tissue harvesting (tissue including perfusion).
Basic surgical skills could be useful
Keeping written records of all the activities
Flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry
Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research.
Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities.
Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects. Ensures quality of reagents or other supplies.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department
As needed, coordinates the work of laboratory technicians, support staff and other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results. Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.
Performs other duties as assigned.
General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
One year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.
May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 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.
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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