The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department Mgmi-PI-Sullivan
Monthly salary $1,932+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 700PM
Posting number 12-11-30-01-4222
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 06/30/2013
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Flexible work schedule; may work on weekends - not to exceed 40 hrs per week

Required Application Materials

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

Additional Information


Perform research related tasks in a molecular genetics and microbiology lab focused on understanding the interaction of viruses with the RNAi machinery in mammalian cells.

Essential Functions

Perform experimental research using molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, PCR, primer design, plasmid cloning, transformation, DNA and protein purification, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, luciferase assay, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, morpholino injection, light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, and other research related tasks as directed by supervisor. Assist with routine management for project. Dispose safely of bio-hazardous materials, maintain chemicals and other lab supplies. Monitor stock cell lines. Prepare agar plates and solutions. Instruct undergraduate students in routine lab techniques, cleaning glassware and similar tasks.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry or scientific-related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of and/or experience with molecular biology research techniques including cell culture PCR, primer design, plasmid cloning transformation, DNA purification, protein purification, gel electrophoresis, northern, cell culture, luciferase assay, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, morpholino injection, light microscopy, or fluorescent microscopy. Experience with basic research project management such as ordering supplies, preparing solutions and agar plates. Experience managing bio-hazardous materials.

Working conditions

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 Lifting and moving

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