Research Assistant II - Biochemistry

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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 1/28/2017

UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


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

Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one (1) year experience as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
Completion of two (2) years of college or specialized training in histology, serology, medical technology, etc. and five (5) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.
High school graduation with courses in basic sciences and seven (7) years experience to include one (1) year as Research Assistant I or equivalent.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned research projects, which may be limited as segment of larger project, exercising responsibility for project performance and accountability for progress; and/or personally performs advanced scientific and medical research work, suggesting modifications to, or improvements in, design of research projects, presenting original ideas for follow-up studies, and recommending utilization of new or revised techniques and procedures to obtain desired results.
Constructs, assembles, and operates experimental or other special designed laboratory apparatus and equipment.
Assembles and analyzes research data.
Assists in preparation of research material for reports or publication.
May supervise group of Research Technicians and/or Research Assistants of lower grade, making work assignments, advising on work procedures and reviewing work in process and upon completion.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

The UT Southwestern High Throughput Screening Laboratory is looking for a screening scientist with an analytical chemistry background to work on genome-wide siRNA screens and high throughput chemical screens that are part of target and lead discovery efforts to generate new therapeutics in the areas of cancer, metabolic diseases, neurological diseases, and anti-infectives. A successful candidate will have either a master s degree in science (chemistry or biochemistry are preferred) or a bachelor s of science with 1 or more years experience in either industrial or academic research. Experience with mass spectroscopy, liquid chromatography, and/or high throughput screening equipment and assay methods is preferred. Applicants should send their resume and three (3) references.



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