Research Technician II - Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.
Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years of laboratory experience at level of Laboratory Technical Assistant or equivalent.
High school graduation or GED and four (4) years laboratory experience to include two (2) years at level of Laboratory Technical Assistant or equivalent.
- Performs routine scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.
- Assembles and/or operates various laboratory equipment and apparatus.
- Records research data in accordance with prescribed procedures, discussing results with supervisor.
- Assists in collection of data for project reports.
- Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning implementation of new procedures.
- May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of laboratory personnel of lower grade engaged in limited phase of research project.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
This Research Technician II postiton will be responsible for performing routine bench histology in the Molecular Pathology Core Lab. The position requires an educational background in Biology, Biomedical, or other Life Sciences and a continuous devotion to gaining practical experience in the art of histology while on the job. In detail, the position will share tissue processing, embedding, microtomy and staining responsibilities with 8 other bench techs in the Molecular Pathology Core. The position will also serve a point histologist role for Thoflavin-S staining of neurofubrillary tangles and amyloid plaques in cerebro-spinal tissue, Von Kossa staining of mineralized calcium salts in developing bone and disease-stated induced calcifications, as well as Safrannin-O staining of mature cartilage and developing chondrocytes.
This position will provide critical input into the research and services conducted in Molecular Pathology Core Lab. Workload of the Molecular Pathology Core's Histology Service Center requires 9 bench techs to meet collaborator demands. With the departure of incumbent employee 172191 for more lucrative salary, and without replacement, the Core will be unable to adequately meet the research demands of the 160 campus-wide Principle Investigators it serves.
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