Job Description

Extended Job Title
HSC Research Aide

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs specialized work in conducting original research. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Amplification of RNA and DNA isolated from a variety of cells and tissues using PCR based method. Site directed mutagenesis, cloning, and sequencing. 
  • Protein isolation, purification, identification, and quantitation using SDS-PAGE, western blot, and immunoprecipitation analysis. 
  • Perform digital imaging of cells and tissues using microscopes, including confocal microscope. 
  • Breeding of animals for desired genotypes and genotyping of mice using PCR and southern blotting. Maintenance of up-to-date records of mice databases with genotypes. 
  • Analysis of expression genes and proteins using Real-Time PCR analysis. 
  • Collects, records, maintains, interprets, and prepares data for presentation. 
  • Biochemical assays and methods, including kinase essay, ELISA, RIA, western blot, and immunoprecipitation analysis, etc. 
  • Preparation of culture cells and tissue for histological, immunofluorescence, and immunocytochemical analysis. 
  • Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of lab and lab equipment, including ordering supplies, dishwashing, etc. 
  • Other duties are required to ensure the smooth operation of the research lab and to facilitate the conduct of approved research study. 
Position specific qualifications
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences field and 1 year of laboratory related work experience with mouse and mammalian cells. Must have the ability to maintain complex and accurate records, use independent judgement, and have knowledge of basic skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret data is essential. Ability to multi-task, keep up with extensive amounts of requests, prioritize, and learn new techniques. Proficient computer skills (MS Office Suite) and oral and written communication. 

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of biomedical methods, ability to perform bench experiments, and use of advance research software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Graphpad Prism, and statistical analysis. 

HSC - El Paso

Ctr of Exc Neurosciences Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

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 on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Skilled Technicians


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree particular field of science or engineering.

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