Research Technician II - Physiology


Job Number: 76203
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 361015 - PI-Hattori
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.

Other Job Duties

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work in a neuroscience lab.Our lab focuses on understanding how neural circuits in the brain mediate behaviors.
We are particularly interested in answering questions such as how learning occurs and how motivation influences behavior.
We employ a multidisciplinary approach that includes neural recordings, optogenetic manipulations, molecular genetics, and computational modeling, and use Drosophila as a model.
Your responsibilities include assisting with experiments, managing orders, and maintaining common lab functions.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have a strong foundation in neuroscience or related fields, such as molecular and cell biology, genetics, electrical engineering, and computer science. Candidates with at least one year of lab experience will be preferred.

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