Research Assistant II
Fort Worth, TX
Posted: May 30, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The HSC College of Pharmacy is committed to developing patient-centric pharmacy professionals trained in an interprofessional environment. HSC Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty and researchers are charting a path that leads to new discoveries and collaborations that inspire innovation and improve healthcare.
Dr. Jayoung Kim’s laboratory is seeking a research assistant to support various research projects relating to gene therapy. The assistant will be responsible for routine material synthesis, characterization, cell culture, and small animal experiments through participating in independent gene therapy research, both individual and collaborative. The research assistant will also support daily lab matters, including inventory tracking, supplies ordering, and meeting scheduling. The assistant is expected to be a fully participating lab member who will both contribute to the group by attending lab meetings and engaging with other lab members, and have access to mentorship toward their professional goals
Additional Posting Details
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and 1 year experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of scientific research techniques, methods and procedures.
Ability to work effectively with fellow researchers, staff members, faculty, supervisors and students.
Academic writing skills
Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, material science, pharmaceutical sciences or in a related field. Experience with any of the following instruments/techniques is preferred: NGS, machine learning, material characterization (electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy), animal survival surgery.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Monday – Friday
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
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Classification Title Research Assistant II
Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate
Perform technical procedures involved in execution of experiments , material synthesis
Perform technical procedures involved in execution of experiments , characterization.
Perform technical procedures involved in execution of experiments including animal care / handling.
Execute experiments independently, collect data and keep records of experiments, and keep up-to-date with the most recent literature in the field of study.
Operates specialized scientific equipment.
Write manuscripts and prepare materials for scientific presentations inside and outside.