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Research Assistant II/III - Neurosurgery - neuroscience lab and stem cell biology (gene expression a

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Missouri, US
Closing date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Summary:


Full Time

TMC location


Research Assistant II or III in neuroscience and stem cell biology (gene expression and regulation).

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant II or III to study neuroscience and stem cell biology in the Department of Neurosurgery, and Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston.

Our laboratories combines interdisciplinary approaches including neuroscience, stem cell biology, genomics and bioinformatics to address fundamental questions in neural cell fate and neural injuries/regeneration. We provide training opportunities in cutting edge technologies. We are pursuing basic and translational research in neural repair and regenerative medicine.

Qualified candidates preferably have:
  • background/experience in neuroscience or stem cell biology
  • experimental skills in molecular biology, cell cultures and histology/microscope
  • experience in mouse models is preferred.

The candidate will have the opportunity to pursue highly collaborative projects with significant translational impact, alongside with clinicians.

Our lab is located in the beautiful new facility of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine in the Texas Medical Center. Texas Medical Center is one of largest medical complex in the world and provides access to the more than 40 member institutions, including two medical schools, four schools of nursing and 13 renowned hospitals. Many scientific and educational opportunities are available in the metropolitan area of Houston as well as cultural, entertainment and sports activities.

Under general direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.

Position Key Accountabilities:
  • Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research.
  • Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities.
  • Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.
  • Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects. Ensures quality of reagents or other supplies.
  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department
  • As needed, coordinates the work of laboratory technicians, support staff and other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results. Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.
  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
  • May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

One year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.
May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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