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Research Assistant I - Pediatric Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine

Job Number: 525466
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Pediatric Neonatal-Perinatal
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.   
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one (1) year research experience at level of Research Technician or equivalent.  
Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years research experience including two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.  
High school graduation or GED and six (6) years research experience to include two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.  

Job Duties

Performs more difficult scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.     
Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory equipment and apparatus.      
Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers.      
Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of scientific papers for publication.      
Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning procedures and implementation.      
Collects and organizes research data for project reports.       
May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade.      
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Skills And Abilities

 1. Molecular Biology: DNA and RNA extraction, cloning, qPCR, PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western Blots

2. Immunology: ELISA, affinity chromatography, FISH, fluorescent microscopy

3, lamina propria prep and flow cytometry. Small animal work: mouse husbandry, genotyping, injections, dissections.

4. Small animal work: mouse husbandry, genotyping, injections, dissections. 


Customer Service Job Duties

 1. Recommends and/or initiates new or modified procedures and techniques based upon latest developments in assigned field or analysis of

research data.

 2. Performs computer programming for accumulation and analysis of research data.

3. Designs, constructs, repairs, or modifies electronic and/or mechanical equipment or apparatus used in experiments and research projects.

 4. Instructs medical students, graduate students, residents, or other laboratory personnel of lower grade with respect to techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized in research or experiments.

 5. Assists principal investigator and other professional personnel by interpreting data and putting together figures and text for use in presentations, reports and papers for publication.

 6. Reads literature and confers with Pl

concerning procedures, implementation and design of experiments.

 7. Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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