Job Description

Extended Job Title
HSC Research Associate (Molecular and Translational Medicine)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Performs specialized work in performing research to study infectious diseases. Participates in all aspects of research in laboratory; including performing animal models of infection, molecular biology and immunology assays, and data analysis and interpretation. Duties will also include animal husbandry, maintaining lab equipment and ordering supplies. May assist with the direction and guidance of graduate students and manuscript preparation.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Performs scientific research.
  • Assists with training and direction of graduate students and volunteers.
  • Assists with data analysis, the preparation of manuscripts and posters.
  • Responsible for day to day maintenance of lab and lab equipment; including ordering supplies and certification of receipt in appropriate university systems.
  • Presents data at lab meetings and possibly regional and national meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with mice. Experience performing ELISA.
  • Experience performing flow cytometry analysis.
  • Experience performing research to study infectious diseases.
  • Experience performing work with BSL-2 and or BSL 3 precautions.

HSC - El Paso

Molecular and Trans Medicine

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Part 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
Research Staff


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
  • Master's degree or specialized academic training beyond the Bachelor's level in a particular field of science or engineering equivalent to a Master's degree. 
  • Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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