The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department Phr-PI-Messing
Monthly salary $1,932
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-17-01-4222
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Work hours usually 8am-5pm though may require working occasional weekends, evenings, or early mornings. Requires working with rodents.

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 and assist postdoctoral fellows and students with experiments in the Messing lab.

Essential Functions

Breeding, tagging, genotyping, and supplying rodents to laboratory investigators. Keeping accurate breeding logs and records of animals used in experiments. Performing laboratory tasks that include making stock solutions, performing behavioral experiments, preparing samples for immunohistochemistry, performing western blot analyses, performing cell culture, and keeping accurate and timely records of experimental procedures and results in laboratory notebooks.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelors degree in biology, biochemistry, life sciences or related field. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, especially Excel, and excellent data management and analysis skills, including knowledge of basic statistics (ANOVA, linear and nonlinear regression). Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Biology laboratory work experience. Experience with animal husbandry, genotyping, cell culture, histological techniques, western blot and other immune-detection techniques, PCR, in situ hybridization, and microscopy.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Must be in good physical condition and be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds. The position requires the employee to be able to spend the majority of the time on his/her feet, standing, walking, or climbing on step-stools.

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