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Job Description

Department: 237545 - OB Gyn Green Center

Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Schedule: Full-time


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one (1) year research experience at level of Research Technician or equivalent.

Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years research experience including two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.

High school graduation or GED and six (6) years research experience to include two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.

Job Duties

This position will provide support for the maintenance, care, breeding and genomic screening in the laboratory mouse colony associated with various research projects.

Performs more difficult scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.

Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory equipment and apparatus.

Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers.

Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of scientific papers for publication.

Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning procedures and implementation.

Collects and organizes research data for project reports.

May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates with a degree in biological sciences and at least two years of laboratory experience are preferred. Previous laboratory experience working with mice or other mammalian research models is a plus. Prior experience with UT Southwestern PeopleSoft procurement and service request procedures is a plus. Must be proficient in basic chemical, molecular, biochemical, and cell culture techniques, and have basic computing skills, including familiarity with programs for data input or word processing (MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint). Visual concentration and manual dexterity are required. Must be well organized and detail oriented, and have the ability to work carefully with hazardous chemicals and biohazards. Must be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills, be able to multi-task, and take pride in providing exceptional service while working in a team-oriented laboratory environment.

UTSouthwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

About University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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.

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