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Research Scientist II, Pathology Research

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


  • Evaluates, selects, applies standard scientific techniques and procedures with using judgement when necessary to adapt standard methods and techniques.
  • Assist with supervision work of lab staff, oversees execution of assigned tasks.
  • Establishes research objectives and methodology, designs procedures, conducts research projects, analyzes, and interprets results.
  • Assist the PI in writing progress reports, grant proposals. May submit equipment, renovation, or other facility/core enhancement grants as the PI. Write grants with the approval and commitment of the Supervisor and Chair.
  • Present data at national and international conferences, assist the PI in writing progress reports and grant proposals, protocols of animal experiments, assist in supervision of Ph.D. students.
  • Writes laboratory and animal protocols
  • Documented experience in BSL-2 and BSL-3 as well as ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 operations
  • Adheres to internal controls established for the department


Ph. D, M.D, D.O., or D.V.M in related field and one year of related experience.


A Research Scientist II position related to a new NIH-funded project on the role of epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Ebola virus disease is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Bukreyev, Department of Pathology. Applicants should be highly motivated, able to conduct independent research, and have publications in internationally recognized English language journals. Excellent communication skills and writing skills are required. The work can be extended to additional emerging viruses which require work in biocontainment, including but not limited to Marburg virus, Lassa virus, SARS-CoV-2 and hantaviruses. Experience in virology and molecular biology and/or immunology, with the preference to transcriptional regulation of the immune response and/or epigenetics


Commensurate with experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Research Scientist II, Pathology Research, Other , Galveston, Texas

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