Research Assistant II - Neurology (Cerebrovascular Lab)

Research Assistant II - Neurology (Cerebrovascular Lab)

01 Nov 2021
Texas, Texasmedicalcenterhouston 00000 Texasmedicalcenterhouston USA

Research Assistant II - Neurology (Cerebrovascular Lab)

Research Assistant II - Neurology (Cerebrovascular Lab)Texas Medical Center-Houston, TexasHotResearchMcGovern Medical School at UTHealthRequisition #: 2000025BPosition Summary:The BRAINS research laboratory in Neurology department is seeking a Research Assistant to conduct research in the area of stroke and Alzheimer’s Disease. Under general direction of senior research staff, The RA will conduct activities to support basic science research projects in an outstanding research environment.Neurology (Cerebrovascular Lab)Full TimeNonexemptTMCPosition 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.

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.

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.

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

May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:General knowledge and some detailed concepts of research field assigned.Minimum Education:Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.Minimum Experience: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 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 § 51.215If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.UTHealth BenefitsUTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htmEqual Employment Opportunity StatementUTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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