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Research Assistant II - Microbiology Research

Job Number: 527262
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Microbiology D
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 one (1) year experience as Research Assistant I or equivalent.   
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.  
Completion of two (2) years of college or specialized training in histology, serology, medical technology, etc. and five (5) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent. 
High school graduation with courses in basic sciences and seven (7) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.  

Job Duties

Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned research projects, which may be limited as segment of larger project, exercising responsibility for project performance and accountability for progress; and/or personally performs advanced scientific and medical research work, suggesting modifications to, or improvements in, design of research projects, presenting original ideas for follow-up studies, and recommending utilization of new or revised techniques and procedures to obtain desired results.
Constructs, assembles, and operates experimental or other special designed laboratory apparatus and equipment.      
Assembles and analyzes research data.       
Assists in preparation of research material for reports or publication.      
May supervise group of Research Technicians and/or Research Assistants of lower grade, making work assignments, advising on work procedures and reviewing work in process and upon completion.     
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 


Seeking a highly motivated individual to maintain and expand our genomics initiatives and perform research activities. Expertise in molecular biology and/or bioinformatics is necessary.

Qualified candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of programming languages (Python, R, Bioconductor) to manage an already established set of tools to generate and analyze genome-wide datasets created by using next generation sequencing approaches (ChIP-seq, DNase-seq, MNase-seq, RNA-seq, etc.);

  • Have the possibility to work at the bench to collect own datasets from tissue culture to library preparation and dataset analysis;

  • Be coding new algorithms as required to perform specific analysis based on experimental questions;

  • Have excellent organization and communication skills, be able to work independently and as part of a team

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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