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UT Health Research Assistant II (SOD-Research Office) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant II (SOD-Research Office)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research

UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 2100024R

Position Summary:

Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts research activities to support ongoing research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices. Research activities may include research projects in the areas of tissue regeneration and cancer biology, All research projects will include working with animals. Specific activities may include a variety of scientific experiments requiring some or all of the following: surgery and tissue harvest of animals, staining of histological samples, microscopy, and mammalian cell culture.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, field interviewer recruiting, screening and training and/or animal laboratories.

  2. Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities.

  3. Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.

  4. Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects. Ensures quality of reagents or other supplies.

  5. Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department

  6. 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.

  7. Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.

  8. May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.

  9. Research activities will include experiments related to bone regeneration and cancer immunotherapy projects that involve animals.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Departmental Duties

  1. Ensures lab equipment is well-maintained and serviced as necessary.

  2. Provides direction and training to lab personnel to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results in compliance with all protocols, guidelines, regulations, etc.

  3. Creates and keeps up to date animal protocols for preclinical data collection

  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

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.

Physical Requirements:

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.

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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