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Research Assistant-Senior

School of Dentistry
19000181 Requisition #
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Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, works in basic science research laboratory, operates lab equipment, performs experimental procedures, collects and summarizes research data. 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. Performs routine lab maintenance.


Job Duties:

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

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 database queries of historical data and organization of data into spreadsheet for use in research studies.

4. Leads other Research Assistants by maintaining an orderly and efficient research environment.

5. Assists in the inventory of all reagents, supplies, and other materials in the research area.

6. Ensures proper maintenance of equipment.

7. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in a basic science or related field is required.

Experience: At least two (2) years research experience is required.



Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree and at least three (3) years of experience. Preferred experience in tissue culture, DNA transfection and other cell and molecular biology techniques. Knowledge of laboratory experience, knowledge of handling rodents, performing procedures and behavioral testing in rodents. Strong verbal and written communication skills.



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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