UT Health Research Assistant I - Neurology (Cerebrovascular) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Assistant I - Neurology (Cerebrovascular)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800023S

Position Summary:

Under close direction of senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Management of large mouse colony with multiple strains

  • Genotyping (tail snipping, knowledge of primer design, PCR, gel electrophoresis)

  • Cell culture (glial cells, endothelial cells, neurons)

  • Microscopy (fluorescence, confocal, brightfield)

  • Molecular techniques (qRT-PCR, ELISA, Western blot analysis, FACS)

  • Mouse behavioral testing

  • Assisting with in vivo experiments (mouse)

  • Protocol optimization

  • Literature review

  • Data presentation

Prior lab experience is not required for this position. Preference will be given to highly motivated individuals with good potential for specific training.

Necessary skills/characteristics:

  • Self-driven and able to work independently

  • Good Time management

  • Able to work on many projects simultaneously (multi-tasking)

  • Organized and able to easily retrieve data

  • General knowledge of biology (neuroscience or vascular biology is a plus)

  • Willingness to work with rodents


General knowledge of research fields.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

No years of experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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