Research Assistant I

Job Number: 436717
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: Dallas, TX, US
Department: 311006 – GN-Lab Sabari
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

Experience and Education

Master’s degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one (1) year research experience at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years research experience including two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
High school graduation or GED and six (6) years research experience to include two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.

Job Summary

This position provides support to a newly established basic science research laboratory. We aim to build an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment. Lab members will work to explore the interface of gene regulation and condensate biology with many opportunities to learn and build upon the latest methods in chromatin, epigenetics, transcription, and condensate research. A minimum of two years of laboratory experience is preferred. Must be proficient in basic chemical, molecular, biochemical, and sterile cell culture techniques. Experience in recombinant DNA construction, purifying recombinant proteins and RNA is preferred. Experience with confocal microscopy, sample preparation, image acquisition, processing, and analysis is desired. Must have basic computing skills, including familiarity with programs for data input or word processing (MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Keynote). Visual concentration and manual dexterity are required. Must be well organized and detail oriented. Must have the ability to work carefully with hazardous chemicals and biohazards. Must be personable, honest, flexible, possess excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills, be able to multi-task, and take pride in providing exceptional service while working in a team-oriented environment.

Job Duties

Performs more difficult scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.
Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory equipment and apparatus.
Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers.
Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of scientific papers for publication.
Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning procedures and implementation.
Collects and organizes research data for project reports.
May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade.
Performs other duties as assigned.


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

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

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Contact Us

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Office of Human Resources, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9023 | Phone: 214-648-9810