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Research Associate III, BMB Research Staff

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:Conducts a variety of non-routine research assignments and experiments.

Min Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent and 5 years of related experience or Master's degree in basic science or equivalent and 3 years of related experience required.

Specific Job Related Duties:

  • Plans, coordinates and directs moderately complex research experiments following general technical procedures.
  • Establishes and oversees quality control measures for assigned project operations.
  • Makes modification to research procedures as determined by Principal Investigator.
  • Contributes to scientific analysis and interpretation of projects.
  • Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected, compiles and tabulates data, provides analysis of results.
  • Confers with lab staff regarding results obtained and receives suggestions for modification to procedures and interpretation of final data.
  • Ensures the accurate assembly, calibration, operation and modification of a variety of laboratory equipment as defined by appropriate guidelines.
  • Makes minor modifications and repairs to equipment as necessary.
  • Independently performs literature searches as outlined by the Principal Investigator.
  • Oversees lab inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • May provide guidance to junior research staff.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • RAIII is required to support on-going transcriptomics and genomics studies spanning a range of projects in the Routh Lab. These include projects focused on HIV, coronaviruses, arboviruses and model-system RNA viruses. Primary responsibilities will be to support next-generation sequencing efforts including performing RNA/DNA extractions, NGS library synthesis using standard and our custom 'ClickSeq' approaches, and dataset management. Secondary responsibilities may include maintenance and management of viral stocks (up to BSL2 level) and cell-culture lines. Additionally, RAIII will have opportunities to help perform single-cell sequencing analyses and perform in-house sequencing assays using Oxford Nanopore devices. RAIII will interact with multiple different groups both within and outside of UTMB and help design and manage NGS projects supported by multiple collaborative grants and grants held solely by the Routh Lab.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Preferred Skill/Competency:

  • Animal Science/Care Surgery
  • Biological Assays
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Tabulation of Data
  • Equipment Calibration
  • Technical Writing 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 Associate III, BMB Research Staff, Other , Galveston, Texas

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