Research Technician II - Psychiatry Mood Disorder
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Department: Mood Disorders
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.
The department has recently opened The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care laboratory. In addition to new and ongoing research projects that are actively recruiting, we are processing 3,000 samples from prior studies with the goal of identifying biomarkers related to depression onset and treatment effectiveness.
The preferred candidate will be assisting in data collection, maintaining and tracking the inventory for laboratory-related projects, assisting in laboratory-related experiments and organizing the data, ordering laboratory supplies and reagents, maintaining the laboratory log and inventories, and regularly calibrating and maintaining the equipment to comply with regulatory standards.
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