Research Scientist - Surgery - Levi Lab
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POST DATE 8/21/2020
END DATE 9/20/2020
UT Southwestern Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description
Primary research topics funded by the NIH and DOD include:
Understanding mesenchymal progenitors responsible for ectopic bone formation and how they interact with myeloid and other cells in the microenvironment cells,
Functional and antigenic heterogeneity of mesenchymal progenitor and myeloid cells within mouse and human tissues,
Mechanotransductive, sensory neural and lymphatic regulation of bone formation and repair,
Caracterizing the role of mesenchymal cells in muscle fibrosis. Additional overlapping projects in bone tissue engineering, burn injury, and osteosarcoma.
Preferred areas of experience - transgenic animal models, stem cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, advanced microscopy and immunohistochemistry.
Experience and Education
Ph.D. degree with major coursework in field of assignment and five (5) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least two (2) years at level of Senior Research Associate or equivalent.
Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and seven (7) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least three (3) years at level of Senior Research Associate or equivalent.
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and nine (9) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least four (4) years at level of Senior Research Associate or equivalent.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and personally participates in assigned scientific or medical research project. Selects or assists in selection of key research personnel. Determines specific goals or objectives to be attained and assigns and reviews work of subordinates. Plans experimental protocols.
Reviews and analyzes resulting research data. Revises techniques or approaches to work problems as indicated necessary by research data.
Compiles, writes, and submits research results to supervisor. Prepares or assists in preparation of research papers, reports, and abstracts for publication as one of co-authors.
Designs, develops, or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.
Plans and supervises training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures.
May confer with industrial, governmental, or other groups concerning progress or results of research project.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
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