Research Associate III, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Research Staff

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

United States

December 24, 2021

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Performs a variety non-routine research assignments and experiments and assists with lab maintenance responsibilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent and 5 years of related experience or Master's degree in basic science or equivalent and 3 years of related experience required.

SPECIFIC JOB RELATED DUTIES:

  • Plans, coordinates and directs moderately complex research experiments following general technical procedures.
  • Establishes and oversees quality control measures for assigned project operations.
  • Makes modification to research procedures as determined by Principal Investigator.
  • Contributes to scientific analysis and interpretation of projects.
  • Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected, compiles and tabulates data, provides analysis of results.
  • Confers with lab staff regarding results obtained and receives suggestions for modification to procedures and interpretation of final data.
  • Ensures the accurate assembly, calibration, operation and modification of a variety of laboratory equipment as defined by appropriate guidelines.
  • Makes minor modifications and repairs to equipment as necessary.
  • Independently performs literature searches as outlined by the Principal Investigator.
  • Oversees lab inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • May provide guidance to junior research staff.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • SALARY RANGE:

    Commensurate with experience.

    PREFERRED SKILL/COMPETENCY:

  • Cell Culture experience preferred: mammalian and insect cell lines
  • Virology experience preferred
  • Molecular biology techniques preferred: sub-cloning, isolating and purifying RNA and DNA, RT-PCR, qPCR, transforming bacterial cells, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis and ELISA.
  • Data Analysis
  • Technical Writing Experience
  • 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.

    Compensation

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