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Research Technician I - Pediatric Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine

Job Number: 529294
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

Completion of two (2) years of college or specialized training in histology, medical technology, or relevant field and one (1) year experience as Laboratory Technical Assistant or equivalent.  
High school graduation including courses in basic sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, etc., and three (3) years of laboratory experience including two years as Laboratory Technical Assistant or equivalent. 





Job Duties

  • Assists in conducting experiments and working on research problems in such fields as physiology, bacteriology, tissue culture, chemistry and other related fields by performing basic, routine, and least complex procedures as prescribed by supervisor.    
  • Assembles and/or operates various laboratory equipment and apparatus.      
  • Records resulting data in accordance with established methods. Confers with supervisor concerning results obtained and modifies procedures in accordance with instruction of supervisor. 
  • Recommends and/or initiates new or modified procedures and techniques based upon latest developments in assigned field or analysis of research data.
  • performs computer programming for accumulation and analysis of research data.
  • Designs, construct, repairs or modifies elecronic and /or mechanical equipment or apparatus used in experiments and research projects.
  • Instructs medical students, graduate students, residents or other professional personnel of lower grade with respect to techniques, procedures and equipment utilized in research or experiment utilized in research or experiements.
  • Assists priniciple investigator and other professional personnel by interpretng data and putting together figures and text for use in presentations, reports and papersfor publicaiton
  • Reads literature and confers with PI concerning procedures, implementation and design of experiments.    
  • Performs other duties as assigned.       






Additional Skills and Abilities:

1. Molecular Biology: DNA and RNA extraction, cloning, qPCR, 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. Effective Communication Skills


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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