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Posting Title Research Assistant
Department HSC-Microbiology,Immunology & Gene-302800
Job Location Fort Worth
Full Time/Part Time
Salary Information Salary Commensurate with Experience
There are twenty-three full-time faculty and two adjunct faculty members in
the department; they have diverse research interests spanning molecular
genetics, cellular immunology, microbiology, cancer and health disparities.
Our research mission is supported by more than $9 million in federal grant
funding. We foster a highly collaborative and collegial environment in which
the faculty, trainees, and staff work together to advance innovative, cutting-
edge scientific discovery related to human health.
The department provides high quality training for students interested in
careers in biomedical research or medicine. The goals of our graduate program
are (1) to provide a broad and sound education in microbiology, immunology
and genetics of human disease and (2) to provide rigorous research training
in an environment dedicated to advancing biomedical science. The department
has numerous trainees including postdoctoral fellows, students earning DO/PhD,
PhD and MS degrees. The trainees and faculty in the department are a cohesive
group from diverse backgrounds which fosters scientific innovation and
discovery. We support graduate training programs in genetics; cell biology,
immunology and microbiology; and biochemistry and cancer biology. Our faculty
and trainees also take full advantage of the tremendous breadth of expertise
and knowledge across UNTHSC.
We are seeking a Research Assistant who will be work closely with PhD
students, and the Principal Investigator (Pankaj Chaudhary) in conducting a
variety of molecular and cell biology experiments (e.g., cell culture,
DNA/RNA extraction, quantification, PCR, Western blotting).
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Advanced computer skills using a range of software programs including
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, SPSS, STATA, and PowerPoint).
Ability to work independently.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
Ability to communicate effectively; perform other administrative/clerical
Aptitude in general laboratory procedures, techniques, and documentation.
Willingness to acquire competence in new techniques.
• Some experience in research lab and basic molecular and cell biology
• Good communication and organizational skills.
• Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are
committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and
state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University
of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational
programs and activities, and employment practices.
Classification Title Research Assistant
Physical Requirements Carrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Walking, Writing,
Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate
• Performs research work in molecular and cell biology area.
• Assists in conducting experiments and working on research experiments such
as cell culture, western blotting, and/or DNA/RNA purification, PCR, ELISA.
• Assembles and/or operates various laboratory equipment and apparatus.
• Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in
• Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of
• Collects and organizes research data for project reports.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Posting Number S2149P
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/46739
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High School Diploma
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Letter of Recommendation
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