Research Technician II - Children's Research Institute


Job Number: 81721
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 365001 - CRI-Lab Sean Morrison
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.

Other Job Duties

Collect tissue samples in an organized manner from the mouse colony for DNA extraction

Perform routine mouse genotyping assays and record genotyping data according to prescribed procedures with attention to detail and accuracy

Develop new mouse genotyping assays by coordinating with post-doctoral fellows in the laboratory

Prepare buffers and gels

Monitor inventory of reagents and chemicals related to the genotyping needs.

Interact with lab members to report genotyping results clearly and precisely and assure quality control

Operate various laboratory equipment and apparatus to provide technical assistance to laboratory personnel as directed by lab/mouse colony manager

Provide help with weaning and mouse colony management

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