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Research Technician II - Pediatric Hematology - Oncology

Job Number: 528261
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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

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.  





Job Duties

  • 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 position is in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in Dr. Jim Amatruda’s lab. The selected candidate will be working on developing translational pediatric sarcoma models using zebrafish. Your primary focus will be working with transgenic zebrafish to better understand the biology of how pediatric cancers develop, and utilizing these models to identify new therapeutic strategies. Experience with zebrafish is preferred. We are looking for a candidate that has a strong background in molecular biology and is most interested in pursuing a career focused on biomedical research.

Specifically, a candidate that has experience in the following skill sets: DNA and RNA isolation, genotyping, cloning, PCR, qPCR, Western blots, and is highly organized to maintain databases and a detailed lab notebook. You also must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint, and willing to learn Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. We will provide training, but are looking for someone that is dedicated to learning quickly and problem solving independently.

The selected candidate must be professional, self-motivated, dedicated, and with strong communication and interpersonal skill sets that will fit our team. You will have many opportunities to learn new skill-sets, present your work, develop professionally, and contribute to identifying new therapies for pediatric cancers.

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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