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Research Technician II, Neurology

Company: Wise
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Why join UT Southwestern?

UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of the 10 best large employers in the United States and among the top 5 of healthcare employers, according to the America's Best Employers 2022 list compiled by Forbes. UTSW is also ranked as the top healthcare employer for diversity in the US according to the America's Best Employers for Diversity 2022 list compiled by Forbes and Statista; and we are the only healthcare institution listed among the top 20 employers nationally.

The Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader in the comprehensive management of neurological conditions. Our vibrant department comprises more than 75 full-time faculty in 12 subspecialty sections, supporting a spectrum of complex and innovative approaches to neurological care, a broad range of novel research programs, and a panoply of educational opportunities for trainees. The department offers access to the latest innovative treatments in one of the most rapidly advancing fields of medicine and features an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Level-4 NEAC Epilepsy Center. Through collaborations with the O'Donnell Brain Institute, the department is building state-of-the art facilities for drug and device testing and bringing current and new faculty together for collaborative research on brain disease therapy.

Job Summary

The lab of Dr. Evan Noch in the Department of Neurology is seeking a motivated Research Technician with interest and expertise in molecular biology and/or molecular neuro-oncology. Several ongoing projects in this capacity involve the study of glioblastoma metabolism. The technician will work directly with an MD/PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology. Under supervision, this technician will assist scientists, both independently and collaboratively, with laboratory and investigative procedures. Suitable applicants should have experience in techniques in molecular biology and/or animal colony work as described below. This role performs various assays, imaging experiments, and other technical duties to assist with the research activities of the laboratory. Additionally, the role requires duties pertaining to general maintenance of the lab and lab organization.

Experience and Education

--- Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required. or

--- Two (2) years of college with emphasis in coursework in the field of assignment and two (2) years of laboratory experience at the level of Laboratory Technical Assistant or equivalent. or

--- High school graduation or GED and four (4) years of laboratory experience including two years at level of Laboratory Technical Assistant or equivalent.

Laboratory Job Duties

--- Assists in conducting experiments and working on research problems in molecular biology, such fields as physiology, tissue culture, chemistry, and other related fields by performing procedures described by the supervisor.

--- Records resulting data in accordance with established methods.

--- Confers with supervisor concerning results obtained and modifies procedures in accordance with instruction of supervisor.

--- Independently or semi-independently designs and carries out experiments. Analyzes and interprets experimental results and provides input related to subsequent experimental designs.

--- Evaluates, recommends, and develops new techniques to assist in overall laboratory efficiency.

--- Responsible for tissue culture and cell culture activities.

--- Runs routine biochemistry assays, including western blot and RT-qPCR.

--- Performs routine molecular biological procedures including DNA and RNA extraction gel electrophoresis, and cloning.

--- Performs animal colony maintenance, breeding, and experimental procedures.

--- Ensures clean general lab working area and is responsible for storing glassware.

--- Ensures that safe laboratory practices are followed, including use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials.

--- Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment, and/or reagents.

--- Responsible for the receipt, storage, cataloguing and shipment of purchasing orders, samples, and reagents within and between institutions.

--- Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and working condition and assists with the coordination of preventative maintenance and repairs as needed. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed.

Job Duties

--- Performs routine scientific and medical research work in biomedical engineering, optics, and/or physics.

--- Assembles and/or operates various laboratory equipment and apparatus.

--- Records research data in accordance with prescribed procedures, discussing results with supervisor.

--- Assists in collection of data for project reports.

--- Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning implementation of new procedures.

--- May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of laboratory personnel of lower grade engaged in limited phase of research project.

--- Performs other duties as assigned.

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code ---51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.

To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion

Keywords: Wise, Dallas , Research Technician II, Neurology, Professions , Dallas, Texas

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