Texas Tech University Medical Research Asst - Dufour Lab in Lubbock, Texas

Medical Research Asst - Dufour Lab

Requisition ID 12052BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus HSC - Lubbock

Department CBB Lbk Genl

Position Description Develops and determines research procedures used in specific projects as well as the day to day operation and supervision of assigned laboratory.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Assist PI in maintaining a supportive and collegial working environment that fosters exchange of ideas and enhances scientific progress.

  • Design and execution of experiments (animal surgical procedures, cellular isolation and culture, fixation and histological staining of tissue samples, microscopy, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, ELISA, Cloning, PCR, FACS)

  • Recording procedures and data in laboratory notebook.

  • Assist PI in analyzing experimental data.

  • Conduct laboratory support activities (ordering supplies, preparing solutions, washing glassware, etc.)

  • Preparation of media and media supplements.

  • Assist PI in misc. tasks (training new students/employees in experimental procedures, library work, preparation of talks, publications and grant applications).

  • Maintain Laboratory records (expenditures, budget, equipment, manuals and records, animal use records, reagents and experimental protocols, material safety data sheets, biohazardous materials).

Occasional Duties The employee is responsible for aiding graduate and undergraduate students in their research by providing advice or direct help when necessary. The employee may on occasion need to direct student assistants in the performance of general lab maintenance tasks.

Required Qualifications Master's degree in an area directly related to research being conducted. Bachelor's degree in an area directly related to research being conducted, plus two years of job related research may substitute for Master's degree. Two years experience in an area directly related to research being conducted.

Preferred Qualifications

-Be able to communicate clearly in English -Ability to understand and implement instructions -Ability to analyze and describe scientific data -Ability to anticipate needs, identify and correct problems -Ability to work carefully and pay attention to detail -Knowledge of laboratory techniques and procedures -Familiarity with laboratory equipment -Experience handling experimental animals and sensitive substances -Understanding of scientific method -Working knowledge of computers

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? Yes

Are select agents used in this laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter

Resume / CV

Optional Attachments Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 15.64

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required None

Shift Day

Grant Funded? Yes

Job Group Technical/Paraprofessional

Removal Date 10/12/2018