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Research Associate - Molecular Biologist
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Job Description

Hiring department Mbs-PI-Lambowitz

Monthly salary $4,167+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 700PM

Posting number 18-03-14-01-0708

Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

All applicants must submit a letter of interest, current CV including analysis of publications listed, and three letters of reference/recommendation - two of the three must be from outside UT-Austin. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and available research funding.

Required Application Materials

* A Resume is required in order to apply
* A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
* A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: 3 letters of recommendation - 2 of the 3 letters from outside UT Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To obtain, with a high degree of independence, experimental data in order to study group II intron and other reverse transcriptases and their applications in next generation RNA sequencing, transcriptomics, analysis of non-coding RNAs, and RNA based diagnostics.

Essential Functions

Conduct independent research experiments using a wide variety of techniques, such as biochemical assays and electrophoresis, growth of bacteria, preparation of plasmid DNA, cloning and mutagenesis of plasmid DNA, isolation of RNA and DNA from cells, PCR and RT-PCR, Southern and Northern blotting, and reporter assays, protein expression and purification, in vitro mutagenesis, and biochemical assays, Next-generation RNA sequencing, RNA-seq library construction, and data analysis. Preparation of reports, abstracts, manuscripts and proposals. Make presentations at lab meetings; attend lab meetings and other meetings. Order chemicals and supplies specific to current project. Provide instruction, assistance and mentoring to graduate students.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

PhD in biochemistry, biology, microbiology or closely related field. Laboratory experience in molecular biology field. History of research productivity as evidenced by a strong publication record. Demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment. Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work well with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, including the willingness and ability to mentor graduate students. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant laboratory experience with various molecular biological techniques. Three years of post-doctoral experience in a relevant field.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

About University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, the largest component of The University of Texas System, is a major research university and home to more than 48,000 students, 2,700 faculty and 17,000 staff members. From teaching and research to public service, the university's activities support its core purpose - to transform lives for the benefit of society through the core values of learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity and responsibility. The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and public service.