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Research Assistant

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Research
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School of Medicine
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19000305 Requisition #
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Job Summary:

Under general supervision, provides routine technical assistance in performing assigned and delegated tasks in support of research projects. Responsibilities include assisting or conducting a variety of scientific experiments and research projects of limited complexity, collecting, evaluating and interpreting data for clinical and diagnostic research.


Job Duties:

1. Provides routine technical assistance in performing assigned and delegated tasks in support of research projects. Performs assigned clerical and technical duties in a research lab setting.

2. Assists investigator or higher level technician with research studies, experiments and assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.

3. Performs advanced and routine molecular biology techniques in the laboratory including mini, midi and maxi preps, western blot analysis, experience with proteomics and or mass spectrometry, cloning (gateway cloning), human /mammalian cell culture (lentivirus, retrovirus, siRNA handling and use), transgenesis, microinjection, transplantation using zebrafish (training provided), and imaging using confocal microscope, with direction from supervisor, manager or higher level technician.

4. Assists in conducting a variety of scientific experiments and research projects of limited complexity, collecting, evaluating, and interpreting data.

5. Will carry out general laboratory maintenance including feeding and maintenance of a zebrafish facility.

6. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Education:

Bachelor's in a basic science is required.


Preferred Experience: Microsoft Office, GraphPad Prism, PhotoShop, flow cytometry, animal models, cell culture, and imaging. Ability to analyze data.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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