Conducts variety of non-routine research assignments and experiments in a
high containment facility including BioSafety Levels 3 or 4.
Performs, coordinates and conducts standard research experiments following
technical instructions in BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 work environments
Performs functions of research projects utilizing hazardous viruses that
require BSL-3 and BSL-4 containment
Performs technical services including but not limited performing a variety
of procedures on laboratory animals including exposure to viruses, blood
collection, tissue collection, vaccination, treatment, euthanasia, and
necropsy. Other technical services include but are not limited to
performing clinical pathology assays (hematology, clinical pathology,
blood coagulation) and processing blood and tissue samples from infected
Contributes to scientific analysis of projects
Writes and reviews methods sections of manuscripts
Orders and maintains lab inventory of supplies, animals, and equipment
Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected, compiles and
tabulates data, and provides analysis of results
Maintains knowledge of BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 operations
Maintains independent access to BSL-3 and BSL-4 operations
Adheres to internal controls established for the department
Performs related duties as required
Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent and 5 years of related
experience with 2 years experence in a BSL 3 or 4. Or, Master's degree in
basic science or equivalent and 2 years of related experience required, one
year in a BSL 3 or 4.
Commensurate with experience
A Biocontainment Research Associate Position is available immediately to
support studies evaluating vaccines and treatments against BSL-3 virus
including SARS-CoV-2 and BSL-4 viruses (e.g., Ebola, Lassa, Nipah) and to
support work characterizing the pathogenesis of these agents in animal models.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent or
Master's degree in basic science or equivalent. The applicant must have at
least two years of significant experience in performing procedures on
laboratory animals. The applicant must meet all State and Federal requirements
necessary for working with Select Agents.
More than two years of experience performing procedures including phlebotomy
on laboratory animals is preferred. LAT or LATG certification is preferred.
More than two years of experience working with infectious agents in BSL-3 or
BSL-4 is preferred. The ideal candidate would have a DOJ clearance, LAT or
LATG certification, and more than two years of BSL-3 or BSL-4 experience
working with laboratory animals.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to
race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status,
or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or
local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal
Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women,
minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.