Job Description

Extended Job Title
HSC Post Doctoral Rsch Assoc (Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs specialized Post Doctoral work in the planning, conducting and/or supervision of original research at TTUHSC. Responsible for participating in a research project associated with Ph.D studies and the interpretation of the results of publication. Work is performed under supervision of graduate faculty members with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Preparation of cells and tissues for histological and immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical analysis.
  • Perform digital imaging of tissues and animals; amplify RNA from cells and tissue by using Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction methods and perform protein isolation and identification experiments using proteomic technology.
  • Collects, records, maintains and interprets data.
  • Develops semi-independent research agenda, i.e... experimental designs.
  • Responsible for day to day maintenance of lab equipment. Responsible for purchasing and inventory.
  • Performs survival or non-survival surgery on laboratory animals.
  • Applies for extramural postdoctoral grant funding; prepares abstracts and manuscripts for publication.
  • Completes all required training programs successfully and timely.
  • Other duties as required to ensure smooth operation of research lab and to facilitate the conduct of approved research study.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected.

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Science or closely relevant field with strong background in molecular cell biology, genetics, and especially experience in signal transduction, proteomics, and vertebrate animal research is highly desirable.
  • Hands-on experience with protein assays (western blot, immunoprecipitation, primary cell cultures) is essential. 
  • Strong work ethic, good communication skills and previous publications in peer-reviewed journals, will be a major determinant of candidacy. 
  • Highly motivated recent graduates with research experience in animal handling and/or electron/confocal microscopy are especially encouraged to apply.

HSC - El Paso

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Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

Job Group
Research Staff


EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • PhD in area of project specialization Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to plan and allocate the workload of employees, providing direct training and supervision as needed.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.

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