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Research Assistant I (Anesthesiology) at UTHealth in Houston, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Dr. Wei Cao's new lab in Department of Anesthesiology, Center for Perioperative Medicine, at the McGovern Medical School of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is seeking a motivated and talented individual who is interested in the basic research on Alzheimer's disease (AD) and neurodegeneration. The successful candidate will receive ample training from a dynamic group of researchers to contribute to the discovery research on neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, and to the identification of new therapeutic targets for AD. The assistant will gain broad research experience in lab management, mouse husbandry, colony management, phenotyping, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, and neuroscience.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: patient recruiting and screening, traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, field interviewer recruiting, screening and training and/or animal laboratories.
  • May maintain clean laboratory equipment and/or work area to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Collects, evaluates, and interprets research data to provide needed information to principal investigators and other researchers. Updates notebooks, records, and databases as needed.
  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.
  • Orders laboratory and/or other supplies as directed by senior research staff.
  • As needed, may coordinate the work of laboratory technicians and assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.
  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.

  • Departmental Duties
  • Maintain lab supply inventory and place purchase orders
  • Prepare common lab reagents as needed.
  • Perform assigned general laboratory duties.
  • Maintain an organized electronic lab notebook.
  • Maintain accurate animal husbandry and genotyping records
  • Take care lab animals and perform weanings and euthanasia as needed.
  • Perform routine mouse genotyping.
  • Assist lab personnel in a variety of biochemistry, immunology, and molecular biology experiments.
  • Conduct preparative procedures for tissue harvesting.
  • Certification/Skills:

    General knowledge of research fields.

    Minimum Education:

    Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

    Minimum Experience:

    No years of experience.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
    This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

    Security Sensitive:

    This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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