Research Assistant in BAF

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleResearch Assistant in BAFDepartmentUNT-BioDiscovery Institute (BDI)-190402Job LocationDentonFull Time/Part TimeSalary InformationSalary Commensurate with ExperienceDepartment Summary

The BioDiscovery Institute delivers research solutions to underpin the utilization of biosystems for production of food/feed, polymers, construction materials, bioactive molecules, and biofuels. The institute operates through a pipeline linking sustainable plant production platforms, metabolic engineering and the development of new materials. The institute touts a multidisciplinary team of researchers committed to collaborating on large research projects with an emphasis on application of findings and solutions to meet market issues and needs. UNT is a student-focused research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT is the nation’s 25th largest public university, and is committed to serve its 38,000 students while powering the North Texas region through innovative education and research.

Position Overview

Research Assistant is to support the BioAnalytical Facility manager in carrying out research and analytical tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in the field of assignment, and two years related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Knowledge of scientific research techniques, methods and procedures.
 Working knowledge of equipment used in related fields of research.
 Considerable knowledge of health, safety, and security precautions in keeping with type of research being done.
 Ability to set up and operate research instrumentation and equipment. Ability
to make accurate assays and to prepare reports, charts, or graphs on results.
 Ability to work effectively with fellow researchers, staff members, faculty, supervisors and students.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have some experience with a Mass Spectrometer.

Required License / Registration / CertificationWork Schedule

8am to 5pm Monday through Friday

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification TitleResearch AssistantPhysical RequirementsCarrying, Cleaning, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Walking, Writing Job Duties


Assist with sample handling, metabolite extractions, and mass spectrometry analyses at the BioAnalytical Facility.

Posting NumberS1060PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

Quicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have previous experience working in a laboratory setting?
    • No Response
    • Not at all
    • Yes, limited
    • Yes, extensive
  2. Do you have previous experience with mass spectrometry?
    • No Response
    • Not at all
    • Yes, limited
    • Yes, extensive
  3. Do you have prior experience with analytical separation techniques such as Gas Chromatography or Liquid Chromatography?
    • No Response
    • Not at all
    • Yes, limited
    • Yes, extensive
  4. * What is your highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
  5. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/18/2020
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