The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV

Hiring department Mbs-PI-Ehrlich
Monthly salary $3,957
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 700PM
Posting number 17-10-06-01-4208
Job Status Closed
FLSA status 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

This position will end effective one year from start date. Subsequent annual renewal of employment will be based upon performance review, progress towards research goals, and continuation of funding.

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


Conduct advanced scientific research using biological techniques and assays, with a focus on fluorescence imaging of living systems. Position supports T-cell immunology lab to understand the molecular and cellular processes that yield a productive, self-tolerant, and non-malignant T cell pool throughout life.

Essential Functions

Designs, performs, and analyzes experiments using immunological techniques including but not limited to: fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, cytokine assays, cell culture. Disseminates research findings through the preparation of journal article manuscripts and presentations/posters at conferences. Performs 2-photon microscopy experiments. Analyzes data using a variety of platforms, including ImageJ, Bitplane, Imaris, and Matlab. Breeds and genotypes transgenic mouse strains. Trains and mentors undergraduate and graduate students.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other tasks as needed to contribute to the efficient and effective functioning of a research laboratory.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering and two years of experience working in a research laboratory with techniques commonly used in a lab; including microscopy, photon imaging and data analysis. Ability to perform 2-photon microscopy experiments and analyze data using a variety of platforms, including ImageJ, Bitplane, Imaris, and Matlab. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than two years of postdoctoral research experience with the required qualifications. Experience conducting research involving T cell development and/or T cell selection.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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