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Research Assistant I - Neurobiology & Anatomy

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Missouri, US
Closing date
Oct 19, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Position Summary:

Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.

Neurobiology & Anatomy

Full Time


TMC location

The ideal candidate will have research experience in biochemistry, cell biology and related fields. Specific technical training will be provided as required; however previous practical lab experience is tissue culture and more specifically culturing of primary neurons would be a significant plus. In addition, experience in fluorescence and/or electron microscopy and image processing will also be seen as a positive. After training the applicant will be required to work independently and be responsible for carrying projects forward unassisted. The position also requires providing for general lab support, ordering and lab maintenance. This position presently has available funding for 1 year period.

Position Key Accountabilities:

* Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol.

* May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.

* Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.

* Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.

* Orders laboratory and/or other supplies as directed by senior research staff.

* As needed, may coordinate the work of laboratory technicians and assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.

* Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.

* Performs other duties as assigned.


General knowledge of research fields.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

No years of experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount 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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