The Hulleman Lab in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas currently has an opening for a Research Assistant I. Our lab leverages protein engineering and chemical biology approaches for the treatment of rare and common ocular disorders.
Candidates MUST be detail oriented and well organized. Candidates MUST have laboratory experience with molecular biology (i.e., cloning, mutagenesis, plasmid DNA work), cell culture (maintenance and manipulation [transfection, infection] of immortalized cells) and protein/mRNA characterization (i.e., western blotting, qPCR). Candidates MUST also be reliable and independent.
Primary duties will include general laboratory maintenance, performing molecular biology techniques for users in the Department of Ophthalmology, culturing immortalized and primary cells, and performing western blotting and qPCR. Eventually, the selected candidate will be expected to take on increasing duties and learn new laboratory techniques related to ophthalmology such as assessment of ocular structure and function.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $30,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year
At UT Southwestern, we have a mandatory mask policy while on campus. Additionally, all personnel must maintain social distancing. Our research laboratories are currently at 50% capacity, allowing space for working while being safe. All PPE are provided.
- Laboratory: 2 years (Required)
- Dallas, TX 75390 (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused