The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II

Hiring department Ctr Biomed Res Support
Monthly salary $3,500
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-03-05-01-4210
Job Status Open
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

None provided

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 DNA sequencing and provide customer support to University of Texas researchers and external customers for the Sanger core under the Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Facility.

Essential Functions

Perform DNA sequencing using equipment such as the 3730 DNA analyzer. Evaluate, select, and apply scientific techniques to achieve optimum results. Maintain clear and precise records. Assist with improving day to day operations by providing constructive feedback on workflow and on the electronic tracking system. Work with software developer as needed to troubleshoot or improve current Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Maintenance of the Biomek and ABI 3730 instrument. Check sample quality and quantity using various instruments in the lab; Qubit, Bioanalyzer, Fluoroskan, Nanodrop. Assist customers with submitting samples, as well as viewing and downloading results. Write protocols outlining procedures following a specific template once method has been tested and validated. Responsible for tracking necessary reagents and consumables needed for sequencing.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Engineering or related field. Minimum of 2 years laboratory experience. Ability to clearly communicate verbally and electronically. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Sanger Sequencing setup and trouble shooting. Experience in a molecular biology laboratory setting. Next Generation Library prep experience.

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 May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving

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