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Research Technician II-Microbiology

Employer
The University of Texas at Dallas
Location
Richardson, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Number S03720P
Position Title Research Technician II-Microbiology
Functional Title
Department Biological Sciences
Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Regular full-time
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 11/29/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 01/03/2022
Job Summary The Dillon lab at the University of Texas at Dallas is looking to recruit a highly motivated, friendly, and highly organized individual for a research technician position focused on developing new therapies to combat antibiotic resistant infections. The goals of the Dillon lab are to identify, assess, and mechanistically understand antibiotic interactions to design new therapeutical regimens for leading multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens including: Acinetobacter baumannii , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Staphylococcus aureus , and Klebsiella pneumoniae . We focus on targeting antibiotic resistant pathogens through uncovering novel synergistic antibiotic interactions, understanding the genetic basis for antibiotic resistance, and developing counter resistance therapies. Our studies utilize in vitro , ex vivo , and in vivo approaches to explore treatment efficacies spanning from the lab bench to murine infection models. We employ multi-disciplinary techniques in our research using aspects of microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and systems biology to pursue our goals.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in one of the basic sciences; Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience A bachelor's degree in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, or pharmacology with at least 2 years of research experience is required. The ideal candidate will have experience working with bacterial cultures, handling/breeding mice, conducting related research experiments, and strong organizational skills/experience. Candidates with more research experience and education are also invited to apply. Candidates do not need to possess all of the desired skillsets, but must be motivated to learn.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities will include managing lab tasks, ordering lab supplies, overseeing mouse breeding colonies, and conducting research. The research technician is expected to collaborate with other researchers both within and outside of the lab.
Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information Remote work is not available for this position.

Vaccine Requirements:
Some positions within the University are subject to federal vaccination requirements. For example, all faculty, staff and students who are working in the Callier Clinics must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022 in accordance with the emergency federal vaccination requirements for health care facilities established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Interim Final Rule. See 86 Federal Register 61555 (effective Nov. 5, 2021).
Newly hired employees who are subject to federalvaccination requirements will be required to show proof of vaccination (e.g., vaccination card, immunization records from health care provider) prior to their first date of employment.
UTD will consider exemptions for employees seeking a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Mandatory Testing and Daily Health Check: In order to combat the spread of COVID-19 all UTD Faculty, Staff, and Students are required to:
  • Enroll in and complete a Daily Health Check each day, regardless of vaccination status.


  • Participate in the University's mandatory COVID-19 testing program.

Newly hired employees will be automatically enrolled in University's testing program. Thereafter, the University will test a sample of the UT Dallas community as part of its proactive testing program.

Special Instructions Summary
Important Message
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.

Category

Biological Technicians

Education

Bachelor's Degree

Experience

2 to 20+ years

Job type

Full time
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