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Research Scientist

School of Medicine
21000321 Requisition #

Job Summary:

We are seeking highly motivated candidates who have a strong background in molecular cell biology, particularly characterization of protein functions using cell culture, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, and immunofluorescence, and who have high-quality research publications. The ability to think and work independently is important for this position. The successful candidate will be a senior researcher in the lab, working in the environment where several senior ~ mid-level PhD-holding scientists are working on related projects, and therefore good interpersonal skills as well as collegiality is also important. The lab uses a combination of proteomics and molecular cell biology approaches to study cytokine signaling and fusion oncoproteins in childhood cancers. Please see the Shiio webpage at https://gccri.uthscsa.edu/lab/shiio-lab/ for further information about our work. 


Job Duties:

  1. Develops, designs, and executes large and complex research projects, reviews progress, analyses data and evaluates results.
  2. Formulates research methods and suggests options for improving quality; identifies potential problems and recommends and implements solutions.
  3. Refines or adapts methodologies to fit research requirements; collaborates in development of new techniques and instruments.
  4. Organizes, maintains the laboratory, researches and recommends equipment and maintains documentation and storage of biomaterials.
  5. Co-authors/authors scientific publications; presents at meetings and conferences; participates in acquiring research funding including writing grant proposals.


Master's degree in related field is required.


Two (2) years of related experience is required.



PhD in molecular cell biology with at least three years of postdoc experience and a record of high-quality research publications.

Experience in mouse genetics or other specialized skills useful for our research would be a plus.



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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