Research Assistant II - Pediatrics - Hematology and Oncology


Job Number: 96402
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 423011 - PD-Hematology and Oncology
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

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 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.
Other Job Duties

This role will be responsible for maintaining an organized laboratory as a nurturing and efficient environment for conducting and learning science.
The candidate will be responsible for the oversight of other lab personnel; implementation of proper laboratory safety guidelines; managing day-to-day laboratory operations; funding status and current balances of grants; ordering items; maintaining lab equipment; and managing any needed repairs.
Preferred Experience

Previous lab/project management or molecular biology experience is preferred.
The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on ongoing scientific experiments, which may include cloning/molecular biology techniques, tissue culture, and mouse handling or PCR genotyping.
The candidateis highly preferred tobe proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The candidate should also be professional; responsible; organized; dedicated, with strong interpersonal/team skill sets.

UTSouthwestern 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; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.