Senior Research Associate - PD-Neurology


Job Number: 97646
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

Ph.D. degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.
Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and five (5) years laboratory experience, including at least two (2) years at level of Research Associate or equivalent.
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and six (6) years laboratory experience, including at least two (2) years at level of Research Associate 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 Senior 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 with IACUC protocols; assist other researchers with execution of large projects as needed; and may assist 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

- Organizes laboratory to which assigned; determines work assignments of subordinates, advising them as to techniques, procedures, and equipment to be utilized in solution of work problems; and reviews completed work for professional quality and attainment of desired results.
- Compiles and evaluates research data; develops new or revised techniques and procedures based upon such data.
- Performs or supervises design, development, or adaptation of equipment or apparatus used in research experiments to obtain desired results.
- Compiles and analyzes results of research assignments, and submits to principal investigator.
- Instructs medical students, graduate students, residents, and other laboratory personnel of lower grade with respect to techniques, procedures, and equipment utilized in research or experiments.
- Confers with industrial, governmental, or other professional groups with respect to progress or results of research assignment.
- Assists principal investigator and other professional personnel in preparation of reports and papers for publication, usually exercising responsibility for writing of particular segment or phase of report or paper.
- 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.