Research Assistant

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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 Title:

Research Assistant

Department:

HSC-Microbiology,Immunology & Gene-302800

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Full Time/Part Time:

Part-Time

Pay Rate:

$16.86/hr

Salary Information:

$16.86/hr

Department Summary:

There are twenty-three full-time faculty and two adjunct faculty members in the department; they have diverse research interests spanning molecular genetics, cellular immunology, microbiology, cancer and health disparities. Our research mission is supported by more than $9 million in federal grant funding. We foster a highly collaborative and collegial environment in which the faculty, trainees, and staff work together to advance innovative, cutting-edge scientific discovery related to human health.

The department provides high quality training for students interested in careers in biomedical research or medicine. The goals of our graduate program are (1) to provide a broad and sound education in microbiology, immunology and genetics of human disease and (2) to provide rigorous research training in an environment dedicated to advancing biomedical science. The department has numerous trainees including postdoctoral fellows, students earning DO/PhD, PhD and MS degrees. The trainees and faculty in the department are a cohesive group from diverse backgrounds which fosters scientific innovation and discovery. We support graduate training programs in genetics; cell biology, immunology and microbiology; and biochemistry and cancer biology. Our faculty and trainees also take full advantage of the tremendous breadth of expertise and knowledge across UNTHSC.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Research Assistant who will be work closely with PhD students, other staff, and the Principal Investigator (N. Phillips) in conducting a variety of molecular genetic protocols (e.g., DNA/RNA extraction, quantification, qPCR/RT-PCR, microarray processing for SNP genotyping).

Minimum Qualifications:

BS in biological science with emphasis on genetics

Preferred Qualifications:

2 years of relevant experience or education equivalent.

Work Schedule:

Flexible, 7am-6pm, up to 20 hours per week

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Security Sensitive:

This 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.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Cleaning, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Standing

Posting Number:

H189P

Position End Date (if temporary):

07/31/2021

Quicklink for Posting:

http://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/40620

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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