Research Assistant I - Pediatric Neurology


Job Number: 81801
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 238259 - Pediatric Neurology
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: 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

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.

Strongly Preferred Skills

  • Chemistry/Physics or Engineering Degree
  • Computer programming or web programming experience.
  • Excel experience

Other Job Responsibilities
The primary responsibility in this position will be processing research imaging data (from MRI and PET scans). Preparing images for analysis involves a combination of ready-made software packages and custom-generated programs, and includes these skills: Experience coding in Linux is highly desirable, especially using shell scripts for data collection and image manipulation. Use of imaging analysis tools such as FSL, Freesurfer, and ITK Snap is desired but not required. Knowledge of Python and/or Matlab is beneficial but not required. Experience in database management is beneficial but not required

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