The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department McDb-PI-Eberhart
Monthly salary $2,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 600PM
Posting number 12-11-16-01-4222
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on unknown date
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Occasional work may be required on evenings and weekends, not to exceed 40 hrs per week. This position will begin on 01/16/2013 and will end on 01/15/2014, with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis depending upon adequate funding.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


This position is needed to assist Dr. Johann Eberhart with the daily functioning of zebrafish research in the laboratory.

Essential Functions

Caring for and feeding zebrafish adults and embryos. Assist with designing and carrying out genotyping zebrafish via PCR and sequencing. Set up matings of zebrafish adults. Assist with other various experiments via cloning, plasmid preparation, and other molecular biology techniques or methods. Perform skeletal staining of zebrafish embryos. Produce necessary lab solutions.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology, molecular biology, or other related scientific field. Exceptional organizational skills with an attention to detail. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience caring for and handling zebrafish is preferred. Working experience in a laboratory. Experience at monitoring water quality for zebrafish, with skeletal staining, with making lab solutions and implements is desired.

Working conditions

May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving This position requires working with an aquatic habitats fish facility system and requires handling vertebrate animals and transgenic organisms.

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