Research Associate - PD-Neurology


Job Number: 97647
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 423016 - PD-Neurology
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

Experience and Education

Masters degree with major coursework in field of assignment and three (3) years of laboratory experience including at least two years at level of Research Assistant II or equivalent.

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years of laboratory experience including two years at level of Research Assistant II or equivalent.

Job Summary

We are a Gene Therapy laboratory focused on the development and translation of therapies to treat rare, pediatric neurological diseases. We are working to build a large Gene Therapy program at UT Southwestern with the ability to rapidly translate promising therapies into clinical trials.

The Research Associate will also perform the following tasks: order laboratory supplies and equipment and maintain sufficient inventory to ensure efficient operation of projects; maintain information on warranties, service contracts, operating manuals, licenses and permits; oversee maintenance of laboratory equipment in order to ensure compliance with all regulations and safety standards; coordinate shipping of research items; assist the lab manager in updating and ensuring continued compliance with biological and chemical safety and IACUC protocols; assist other researchers with execution of large projects as needed; and may assist the Lab Manager and Administrative Assistant with tracking laboratory spending. Experience with Molecular Biology techniques and animal handling, injection, and colony maintenance strongly preferred. Experience with database management a plus.

Job Duties

- Recommends and/or initiates new or modified procedures and techniques based upon latest developments in assigned field or analysis of research data.
- Performs computer programming for accumulation and analysis of research data.
- Designs, constructs, repairs, or modifies electronic and/or mechanical equipment or apparatus used in experiments and research projects.
- Instructs medical students, graduate students, residents, or other laboratory personnel of lower grade with respect to techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized in research or experiments.
- Assists principal investigator and other professional personnel in writing of reports and papers for publication.
- May provide working supervision to employees of lower grade engaged in performance of variety of difficult and complex laboratory work tasks.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: 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

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.