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UT Health Research Assistant I/II (Neurology) - BRAINS Lab in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant I/II (Neurology) - BRAINS Lab

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Hot

Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210002PR

Neurology - BRAINS Lab

Full Time

Nonexempt

TMC location

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will have experience or familiarity with some or all of the following disciplines and techniques. The ability to quickly learn new techniques can make up for lack of specific experience.

General Knowledgeof some or all of the following disciplines (Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, General Biology, and Physiology).

Molecular Biology: PCR, western blotting.

Immunofluorescence And Microscopy: Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence as well as basic bright field and fluorescence imaging. Also, processing of mouse brain and other tissues for sectioning.

Cell Culture: Cell line maintenance and primary cultures of different cell types, such as neurons, astrocytes, endothelial cells, and microglia.

Animal husbandry: Mouse colony management (genotyping the mice, keeping track of the genotypes and lineages, maintaining breeders, weaning litters, and transporting cages between the colony and the lab as needed for experiments). Mouse behavior experiments (perform and analyze a variety of mouse behavioral tests).

Position Summary:

Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. 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. May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.

  3. Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.

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

  5. Orders laboratory and/or other supplies as directed by senior research staff.

  6. As needed, may coordinate the work of laboratory technicians and assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.

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

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

General knowledge of research fields.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

No years of experience.

Physical Requirements:

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.

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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