Job Description

Extended Job Title
HSC Sr Research Scientist (Molecular Translational Med/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through research and service.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Works closely with faculty and senior staff of the research division to plan, coordinate, and manage clinical specimens.
  • Under the supervision of the biorepository director and admin core, this individual will conduct sample collection, transport, preservation, preparation, analysis and storage of all study specimens.
  • Receive, unpack and process incoming study specimens for histology per protocol and using standardized processes.
  • Enter and maintain data into the Open Specimen biorepository LIMS.
  • Prepare samples for testing by centrifuging and isolating plasma serum from whole blood.
  • Aliquot specimens and manage sample storage inventory, print labels and label tubes and batches; provide tissue processing.
  • Provide equipment maintenance and maintain equipment logs and records; apply quality control measures, such as sterilization and support the administrative functions of the lab as required.
  • Document responses when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications and assist with training of new personnel.
  • Coordinates progress reporting for sponsor agency. Work with various oversight departments in submitting all related documents for regulatory purposes.
  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator and the administrative core staff assigned to the grant to ensure adequate communication, and coordination of the mentoring committees and external mentors.
  • Order and receive laboratory supplies; track and maintain inventory; of laboratory stock for daily operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Faculty/PI.

Grant Funded?

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

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of modern histology protocols, 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, and research 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 direction as needed.

HSC - El Paso

Molecular and Trans Medicine

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 on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Business Professionals


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
  • Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. 
  • 3 years of demonstrated experience as a researcher.
  • Should have a record of activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of research.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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