Research Technician II Pediatrics - Neurology

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Job Number: 1900003F
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

Security


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Salary


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education


Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required. 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.

Other Job Duties


We are a Gene Therapy group focused on generating and testing novel therapeutics for the treatment of rare pediatric neurological disorders. The goal of the group is to facilitate the progression and translation of gene therapy research from the laboratory bench into clinical trials for the treatment of human disease. This requires the maintenance of many animal models for pre-clinical testing of our therapies. This position will involve mouse and/or rat colony maintenance, small animal manipulation, basic molecular biology, histology, detailed record keeping, and general support of laboratory operations. Prior experience with animal handling (mice and/or rats) strongly preferred. Experience in gene therapy research, molecular biology, or cell culture will be an asset.

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.

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