The University of Texas Medical Branch Research Associate II - Pharmacology in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent and 2 years of related experience or Master's degree in basic science or equivalent and no experience required.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs a variety of routine and non-routine research assignments and experiments and assists with lab maintenance responsibilities.

Salary Range

$33,760 - $42,200 annually, commensurate with experience.

This position is in the pay band code: SC14.

Specific Job Related Duties

We are seeking an enthusiastic new team member interested in pursuing biomedical research. Our laboratory studies proteins involved in brain function using structural biology, biochemical and biophysical techniques, in particular proteins involved in synapse formation, maintenance and plasticity. The position is well suited to a highly motivated college graduate (biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry) with one to five years previous full-time professional research laboratory experience.

Experimental duties include but are not limited to:

  • molecular biology techniques: sub-cloning, isolating and purifying DNA, PCR,

mutagenesis, transforming bacterial cells, growing bacterial cultures and

insect cell cultures, expressing recombinant proteins, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis;

  • biochemical techniques: purifying proteins using a variety of chromatographic methods using the Akta FPLC, binding assays, immuno-blotting;

  • biophysical techniques: fluorescence polarization, isothermal titration calorimetry

  • macromolecular crystallization

Non-experimental duties include but are not limited to:

  • interacting with and assisting (new) laboratory members;

  • working as part of a team to maintain our laboratory through ordering of lab supplies, maintenance of equipment and protocols.

Requirements: Candidates with at least one year of full-time professional experience with standard molecular biology, protein purification techniques and computer skills (WORD, EXCEL) will be considered. The successful candidate will have an interest in biomedical research, a willingness to learn new techniques and develop new protocols. The successful applicant will also function well in a friendly, very dedicated and highly motivated environment. The position requires being comfortable working independently, excellent communication skills and the willingness to work well together with our lab members who have very diverse skill levels, career paths and cultural backgrounds.

For more information see: http://scsb.utmb.edu/labgroups/rudenko/

Please include in your resume previous work experience, a list of experimental techniques that you have expertise in and contact information for three references (address, phone and e-mail). If you have questions regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko (garudenk@utmb.edu).

Preferred Skill/Competency

Candidates with at least one year of full-time professional experience with standard molecular biology, protein purification techniques and computer skills (WORD, EXCEL) will be considered. The successful candidate will have an interest in biomedical research, a willingness to learn new techniques and develop new protocols. The successful applicant will also function well in a friendly, very dedicated and highly motivated environment. The position requires being comfortable working independently, excellent communication skills and the willingness to work well together with our lab members who have very diverse skill levels, career paths and cultural backgrounds.

Closing Statement

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Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Title: Research Associate II - Pharmacology

Job ID: 56417

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: SOMED