Research Assistant I - Microbiology And Molecular Genetics

Updated: 15 days ago
Location: Houston, TEXAS

Position Summary:

Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.

 

Microbiology And Molecular Genetics

Full Time

Nonexempt

TMC Location

 

Seeking a highly motivated individual to support the establishment of a rigorous and ambitious research program. The lab’s main experimental organism is Candida albicans, the most prominent yeast species residing in healthy humans and also a major cause of serious fungal infections. We seek to gain insights into the biology of this unicellular eukaryotic organism through the study of its transcriptional regulatory circuitry.

 

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. Research activities may include some or all of the following: traditional laboratory experiments and activities, and informatics.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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    Certification/Skills: 

    General knowledge of research field (preference in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology).

    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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