Research Assistant I/II - Neurology (Cerebrovascular Lab)

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Houston, TEXAS

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT I/II POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Neurology seeks a Research Assistant to conduct activities, under the direction of senior research staff, to support basic science research in the field of aging and neuro-vascular sciences.  This position will work in a vibrant research community with international researchers and faculty, whose research focuses are on brain aging and neurodegeneration.


Full Time

Nonexempt

TMC Location

POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Conducts research activities, under general direction, according to research protocols.  Research activities may include some or all of the following: research animal colony maintenance and husbandry, execution and completion of assigned experiments, data acquisition and record keeping, reporting results to the principal investigator (PI), assisting in manuscript preparation and presentations.

  • Works with PI to draft regulatory documents, including research animal, chemical, laser, and radiation protocols.

  • General laboratory techniques including:  administration of research materials in live experimental models, biological fluid collection, tissue dissection, DNA/RNA/protein preparation, PCR, ELISA, Western blotting, mammalian cell culture, immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical stains, fluorescent microscopy, and animal behavioral testing. 

  • Coordinates and Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities.

  • Maintains accurate and timely records to include study binders, notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project and IRB compliance.

  • Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects.  Ensures quality of reagents or other supplies.

  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department

  • As needed, coordinates the work of laboratory technicians, support staff and other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results.  Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties.

  • Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.

  • May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.

  • summarizing experimental results, preparing progress reports, and helping

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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    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.


    Prefer Bachelor’s degree in one of the basic sciences; Master’s degree desired or relevant experience in lieu of education. Prefer one year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.  This position will include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents and daily contact with animals.



    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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