The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department Mbs-PI-Davies
Monthly salary $2,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 18-01-28-01-4222
Job Status Open
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

This position will end effective one year from start date. Subsequent annual renewal of employment will be based upon performance review 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


To perform molecular biology and biochemical techniques to aid in design and testing of biomaterials and living-materials.

Essential Functions

Execute experiments in DNA synthesis including purifying generating oligonucleotides, assembling oligonucleotides into genes and pathways, and transforming DNA into various organisms, including bacteria. Execute experiments to express synthetic peptides and proteins and test their biologic and physical properties. Developing and running assays, including PCR assays, fluorescence-based assays, and growth assays. Organize lab materials, order reagents, prepare lab stocks and maintain general lab safety requirements. Maintain databases of constructs. Assist PI with daily lab operations including grant writing, ordering supplies, and assisting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Marginal/Incidental functions

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

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or related field. Must have research or laboratory course experience. Familiarity with scientific equipment ordinarily used in college laboratory work. Ability to define problems, design studies to resolve problems, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret results and analyses to ensure validity of conclusions. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in tissue or neuronal cell culture, cloning in bacterial and yeast systems, protein expression, and bioinformatics analyses. Working knowledge and in-depth understanding of molecular biology techniques.

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

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