Medical Research Technician II
Texas Tech University - El Paso, TX

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Employees in this classification provide support in an assigned research laboratory performing laboratory experiments and procedures. Assists with the development of new procedures and techniques to be utilized within the laboratory. Performs other functional duties such as maintenance of the laboratory and laboratory equipment and supplies. Work is performed under usual laboratory conditions. Some hazards maybe present due to use of ratioctive, cacinogenic or other potientially harmful substances. Assists in training and direction of subordinate personnel.

Major/Essential Functions
-Performs lab safety checks. Management of the research lab ensuring that sufficient supplies are on hand and that equipment is clean and available in good repair. Ensure that lab equipment are under valid service contracts.
-Routine culture of commonly used cells lines like HeLa, 293 T, etc. lsolation and Culture of peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
-Transfection experiments for gene expression and siRNA mediated gene knockdown. Determine the efficiency of gene expression/knockdown by flow cytometry, western blotting, RT- PCR etc.
-Routine cloning, bacterial culture, isolation of plasmid DNA by mini-prep and maxi-prep cultures. DNA sequence analysis, lab techniques like ELISA , PCR etc. and maintain daily accurate lab records.

Position Specific Qualifications:
Knowledge of all related regulatory policies and procedures relevant to field of research study.

Occasional Duties

High School Diploma. Also, coursework equivalent to two years of college in one of the sciences, or equivalent combination (2 years) of job-related experience and college education. Experience may be substituted for college education on year-for-year basis. EXPERIENCE : Combination of training and experience equivalent to two years or two years of college coursework in one of the sciences.

Preferred Qualifications
Skills relevant to duties, responsibilities, and practices necessary to complete assignments and meet expectations.

Security Sensitive?

Security Level (TTU only)

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?

Pay Basis
Semi-Monthly (Non-Exempt)

Job Type
Part Time Temporary

Texas Tech University HSC - El Paso

Work Location
El Paso

Zip Code

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Physical Demands
Physical Activities
1/3 to 2/3 of time: Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; &
gt;2/3 of time: Stand; Walk; Sit; Use of hands to finger, handle, feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk or hear.
Weight to be lifted or force be exerted
Lift up to 10 pounds-1/3 to 2/3 of time
Lift up to 25 pounds-Under 1/3 of time
Exposure to the following environmental conditions &

gt;2/3 of time: Fumes and/or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of radiation Salary Grade 506 Hourly Pay Range
9.33 - 13.16

Monthly Pay Range
1617.20 - 2281.07

Internal Candidates Only?

Internal Cand Open Date

Internal Cand Closing Date

EEO Statement:
The entities of Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity employers and are in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21), Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, and employs without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

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