Lead Research Tech - (STA006969)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Provides assistance and expertise in various areas of research such as calibration of instrumentation, equipment maintenance and repair, preparation of samples for testing, monitoring of safety equipment and procedures, development and fabrication of prototype equipment, recording of test results, and basic analyses of data.Ensures experiments are preformed according to specification. May make practical technical recommendations to changes in procedures, equipment, or prototype design.Applies advanced skills adapting techniques, tools, or procedures to meet special needs. Develops leadership and management skills.Duties: Varied and technically complex. Resolves most questions referring only the most complex to higher levels. Adapts procedures to meet special needs.Supervision: Receives general supervision. May orient and train low level employees.

Additional Job Posting Information:

Complex Fluids Lab at the University of Houston (UH) is seeking a part -time research Lead Research Tech with mechanical engineering background on the topic of hydrogel formation and rheology with ophthalmic application (cataract surgery). The research staff (with Master’s degree) would synthesize hydrogel in lab with biomimicry focus, perform various rheological tests to measure mechanical properties such as storage and loss modulus, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of formed hydrogels, refractive index adjustment, post-process the data, construct a robotic lens stretcher system for samples of human cadaver eye (from Baylor College of Medicine’s Lions Eye Bank) as well as artificial hydrogels with the goal of monitoring their stretching and unstretching response. The project is a collaboration between the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine; therefore, the employee would need to continuously interact with both groups.


Qualifications :

Associates and 3 years experience

Associate's Degree with 3 years experience.

Additional Job Posting Information:
Department willing to accept Education in lieu of experience.

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