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Researcher 1 Nat Phys Science - (STA010259)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Statistics, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Provides expertise in support of research projects in engineering, biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, etc. Prepares and edits research papers, proposal, and reports. Performs advanced testing procedures and analyses of data. May prepare samples for testing. Performs advanced testing procedure and performs analyses of data. Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization. May contribute to grant proposal development. Ensures experiments are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations to changes in procedure, processes, or experimental design. Understands and applies fundamental theoretical concepts. Develops understanding of advanced theoretical concepts.Duties: Work is varied and somewhat difficult. Originality and ingenuity is required.Supervision: Receives direct supervision referring complex situation to higher levels.

Additional Job Information

The Brain Health and Plasticity Lab at UH is hiring a Researcher 1 to assist with a variety of laboratory projects related to the use of exercise as a tool to improve brain health. Working knowledge of basic laboratory assays and ability to work with minimal supervision is essential. Opportunities for involvement in data visualization and interpretation are available to the interested individual. This is a full-time, 18-month position with the possibility of extension contingent on funding and individual’s level of performance and commitment.

Primary job duties:
• Maintain rodent colonies.
• Conduct blood and tissue harvest from rodents.
• Perform biological preparations and assays including RNA extraction, genotyping, ELISAs, and Western blotting.
• Train and supervise undergraduate research assistants.


Qualifications :

Bachelors and 1 year experience

Bachelor's Degree with 1 year experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field.
• At least one year of wet lab experience.
• Comfortable working with computers and familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
• Experience working with vertebrate animals.

Notes to Applicant: Position is grant funded.
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