Research Assistant II

Job Number: 436719
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 one (1) year experience as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Completion of two (2) years of college or specialized training in histology, serology, medical technology, etc. and five (5) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
High school graduation with courses in basic sciences and seven (7) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I 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 three year 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

Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned research projects, which may be limited as segment of larger project, exercising responsibility for project performance and accountability for progress; and/or personally performs advanced scientific and medical research work, suggesting modifications to, or improvements in, design of research projects, presenting original ideas for follow-up studies, and recommending utilization of new or revised techniques and procedures to obtain desired results.
Constructs, assembles, and operates experimental or other special designed laboratory apparatus and equipment.
Assembles and analyzes research data.
Assists in preparation of research material for reports or publication.
May supervise group of Research Technicians and/or Research Assistants of lower grade, making work assignments, advising on work procedures and reviewing work in process and upon completion.
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