Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II Hiring department Wcaa-PI-Ponomarev Monthly salary $3,250+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 18-10-03-01-4210 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

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Additional Information Purpose To perform behavioral, pharmacological, histological and molecular experiments in rodents and report scientific results in a research lab studying the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction.

Essential Functions Perform injections of chemical compounds, behavioral tests and intracardiac perfusions in mice. Perform tissue (primarily brain) dissection from mice. Assists with cellular and molecular assays including cell and nuclei isolation as well as isolation of RNA and DNA. Assist with maintaining documentation for animal colonies and purchasing laboratory supplies through UTMarket, Purchase Orders, or the laboratory Procard. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment; write protocols. Prepare and maintain purchasing records.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications Master's degree and one year of related experience; or Bachelor's degree in biology and two years of related experience as stated in the essential functions of this position, including experience working independently. Familiarity with engineering and/or scientific equipment ordinarily used in a research laboratory. Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent attention to detail. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in biology and two years of related lab experience; or Bachelor's degree in biology and four years of related laboratory experience in the field of research. Experience with rodent stereotaxic surgeries; cellular and molecular assays. Knowledge of a programming language. Working knowledge of UT policies and procedures.

Working conditions May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Use of manual dexterity

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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Posted: 10/4/2018
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