Research Specialist

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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 SpecialistDepartmentHSC-Microbiology,Immunology & Gene-302800Job LocationFort WorthFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationSalary commensurate with experienceDepartment Summary

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics is seeking qualified individuals to teach graduate level courses in Clinical Research Management in Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as Adjunct Faculty. The Clinical Research Management curriculum focuses on providing students a broad-based view of the biomedical sciences, as well as an in depth knowledge of regulatory requirements (CFR, GCP), ethical issues, and both the medical writing and administrative skills necessary to conduct clinical research. The selected individual will be required to teach the students enrolled in the online MS in Clinical Research Management for Clinical Data Management course. This new online course on Clinical data management will provide critical concepts and practical methods to support planning, collection, storage, and dissemination of data in clinical research.

Position Overview

The Tick-Borne Disease Research Laboratory at UNTHSC is currently seeking a Lab Technician to perform diagnostic testing on incoming samples for the presence of bacterial pathogens using molecular techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesPreferred Qualifications

BS degree with molecular biology experience is required. MS degree preferred. Candidates with experience in vector-borne disease research, medical diagnostics, Sanger and next generation sequencing, cloning, and/or tissue culture are particularly encouraged to apply.

Required License / Registration / CertificationWork Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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 SpecialistPhysical RequirementsCarrying, Cleaning, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Standing Job Duties


In addition to standard laboratory procedures (e.g. making reagent solutions, maintaining lab records, cleaning glassware, ordering supplies, etc.),
The selected candidate will regularly perform DNA extraction on tick samples, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, data analysis, and report generation.


The individual must be able to complete BSL2+ safety training certification and blood-borne pathogen training, and be willing to subject to a criminal background check and drug screen. Please note, in response to Covid-19, all members of the HSC community are required to wear masks in shared areas, and specific precautionary measures are currently in place to maximize social distancing.

Posting NumberS1192PPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
  2. * 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. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Curriculum Vitae




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Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 1/5/2021
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