Reseach Assistant

Fort Worth, TX
Aug 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Job Title
Reseach Assistant

Biomedical Sciences - 302300

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Department Overview
The Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease is home to researchers with a wide variety of interests and approaches. The Institute is truly integrative as all faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary studies that span molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral sciences, with strong traditions of excellence in the study of cardiovascular, renal and neural-humoral control systems. The research activities of many of our faculty and graduate students involve studies of normal physiology such as exercise and travel to altitude as well as pathophysiological states such as heart failure, hypertension, cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, diabetes, obesity and sleep apnea

Position Details
The Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Assist PI to study physiological and pathological relevance of Ca2+ channels in renal cells.
* Investigate the implication of dysfunction of a specific Ca2+ signaling pathway in the development of diabetic kidney disease.
* Manage the PI's lab.
* Take purchase order.
* Cell culture.
* Keeping and updating lab inventories for chemicals, biological/molecular reagents/kits, and instruments.
* Performing electrophysiological experiments.
* Helping PI and other research fellows in the lab in animal studies.
* Performing/helping other research fellows in assessment of renal function and histology.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Master's or higher degree in biology or physiology/pathology is preferred.
* At least three year experience in electrophysiology and in studying renal function and histology.
* Extensive experience in patch clamping, molecular biology, Western blot, real time q-PCR and RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry in kidney section, and mouse genotyping, immunocytochemistry in cultured renal cells.
* Experience in mouse surgery is also preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience

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Mon - Fri

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Official Job Title
Research Assistant

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Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

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