The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II - Research Engineering Scientist Associate II

Hiring department Phr-PI-Digiovanni
Monthly salary $3,210 - $4,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-11-16-01-4210
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin, TX (off-campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Research duties for this position will be performed at DPRI. Work schedule is generally Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm, but may require earlier or later times and/or work on weekends based on project needs.

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


Assist managing projects/programs in a research laboratory, managing the interaction with outside collaborators and other laboratories, utilize highly specialized skills, knowledge and experience, supervise, evaluate, instruct, and train research staff.

Essential Functions

Assist the Principal Investigator by managing projects/programs in a research laboratory, and/or managing the interaction with outside collaborators and other laboratories. Function in a separate and independent manner in initiating, planning, executing and evaluating experiments to achieve specific objectives in research projects within the laboratory or program area. Compile, write and submit reports to superiors. Perform other duties as assigned. Provide managerial support in the purchasing, financial and personnel oversight of the laboratory. Assure safety, IBC and IACUC protocols and other procedural/regulatory factors are up to date and in compliance. Interact with all levels of internal/external resources to resolve problems. Utilize highly specialized skills, knowledge and experience to support the core technology and programmatic initiatives of the laboratory. Design and adapt protocols, procedures, and experimental techniques. Review new equipment and emerging technologies for cost/benefit analysis and alignment with laboratory research goals.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry or other Biological Science. Experience in research laboratory management that includes ordering of lab supplies, biohazard and chemical waste management, and institutional protocol development and compliance. Knowledge of mouse biology including anatomy and physiology. Working knowledge of mouse gene targeting systems and mouse colony management is desired. Must be proficient in the following: isolation of DNA, RNA and protein from cells or tissues, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, Western blot analysis, tissue culture, cell proliferation assays. Experience using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. Experience working with animal models of cancer research. Experience in immunohistochemical analysis of mouse skin and other tissues. Experience in subcloning and transfections.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) 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 Manipulation of experimental animals

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