Job Description

Extended Job Title
Research Assistant Professor

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • This position will work in the Department of Psychiatry Southwest Brain Bank studying the biological causes of mood disorders (major depression and bipolar disorder) primarily through the use of human post mortem tissue and clinical research
  • Develops and implements highly complex scientific studies using a variety of techniques including but not limited to polymerase chain reaction (PCR and RT-PCR), protein measurement (ELISA, Luminex, Western, dot blotting), microscopy (light and confocal), florescence cell sorting (FACS),FAX cell sorting
  • Participates in teaching and training Psychology interns, psychology post-doctoral trainees, residents, fellows and medical students including presentation of lectures
  • Participates in academic research and scholarly activities in the Department of Psychiatry
  • Participates in committees and other administrative duties as assigned
  • Ensures compliance with HIPAA
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
  • Presentation at national scientific meetings
  • Publication in the area of neuroimmmunology
  • Experience in teach neuroscience

HSC - El Paso

Psychiatry Dept Elp Genl

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


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
  • Ph.D. in Biological related field with thesis subject related to brain biology
  • Post-Doctoral training, minimum 3 years training in neuroscience related field
  • Human clinical trials management experience studying mood disorders biology and treatment
  • Experience in working with human living and postmortem tissue for the study of mental illness
  • Working with human tissue, blood and CSF
  • Detailed knowledge of human brain biology and brain anatomy
  • Publication record on neuroscience related to mood disorders
  • Experience in grant writing

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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