The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate I

Hiring department Biology
Monthly salary $2,834 - $2,916
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-09-29-01-4216
Job Status Closed
FLSA status 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

Actual schedule will be discussed during interview and will be variable between 7AM and 10:30PM with occasional weekend and holiday work potentially required. Hours based on need and determined by actual laboratory course scheduling. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States, without employer sponsorship, on a full time basis for any employer.

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


Provide instructional and technical support to the faculty, teaching assistants and student workers for the Biology Instructional Office's BIO 206L, a large Introductory Laboratory Experiments in Biology course.

Essential Functions

Researches, procures and maintains laboratory supplies and equipment. Responsible for setting up, taking down and organizing equipment and materials for class course laboratories. Trains, instructs and supervises student lab assistants and support personnel in the safe use of facilities and operation of all laboratory equipment. Provides instructional and technical support for laboratory personnel and teaching assistants. Observe and constructively evaluate the instructional methods of graduate teaching assistant. Interfaces with Environmental Health and Safety, Custodial Services, Biology Instructional Office staff, vendors and contractors. Maintains and cleans lab equipment and lab areas. Assists course instructors in the development of new laboratory exercises, testing the feasibility of new protocols and writing the procedural guidelines for new exercises. Assists course instructors in the improvement of existing laboratory exercises, troubleshooting current protocols based on graduate teaching assistant feedback, and updating procedural guidelines for those exercises.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a scientific field. Biology course work, course work in upper division science courses, or work experience in a biological laboratory setting. Must have a solid understanding of the concepts of modern cell, molecular, and organismal biology as well as experience using the equipment and advanced instrumentation commonly found in the modern biology laboratory. Experience making solutions. Responsible individual with good judgment and demonstrated interpersonal communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in the biological sciences. Five years of experience in a natural sciences field. Experience procuring and maintaining lab equipment and materials. Experience and knowledge in lab safety protocols and waste disposal. Experience supervising and training others in a work setting.

Working 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

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