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This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Experience and Education 

Master’s degree with major coursework in Biology or related fields, and no experience required.

Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Biology or related fields, and one (1) year research experience at level of Research Technician or equivalent.

Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years research experience including two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.

High school graduation or GED and six (6) years research experience to include two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.

Should have knowledge of basic molecular biology, biochemistry and/or genetics.

Should also have training in animal husbandry and PCR genotyping.

Job Duties 

A Research Assistant I position is available in the lab of Dr. Jian Xu in Children’s Research Institute. Our lab focuses on the intersection of gene regulation with stem cell biology, hematopoiesis and cancer.

We employ epigenetics, functional genomics, genome editing, biochemistry, and mouse genetics to define epigenetic programs that control blood stem cell development, and how these processes go awry in cancer progression.

Principle Responsibilities:

Manage a multi-line mouse colony. This includes breeding, genotyping animals and maintaining the database.

Prepare and maintain tissue and cell cultures, flow cytometry and other assays.

Contribute to lab organizational matters such as ordering supplies, maintaining stocks and overseeing equipment.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Performs more difficult scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.

Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory equipment and apparatus.

Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers.

Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of scientific papers for publication.

Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning procedures and implementation.

Collects and organizes research data for project reports.

May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade.