Post Doctoral Research Associate
Texas Tech University - El Paso, TX

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Performs specialized Post Doctoral work in the planning, conducting and/or supervision of original research. Responsible for participating in a research project associated with Ph.D studies and the interpretation of the results of publication. Work is performed under supervision of graduate faculty members with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Participate and perform advanced level of scientific, technical and administrative work in an assigned clinical research laboratory.
  • Participate in research data collection and documentation within relevant guidelines and protocols.
  • Develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures.
  • Publish results in scientific journals.
  • Perform a variety of complex chemical, biological, cytological, microscopic, histological, surgical, clinical, statistical/computational and dissection procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
Position Specific Qualifications:
The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret research findings and data. Ability to apply logical thought to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Willingness and ability to work with research animals.

Occasional Duties


PhD in area of project specialization Knowledge of modern research practices, 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 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 supervision as needed

Preferred Qualifications

Working experience with mouse models will be a plus. Basic competency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and EndNote or willingness to learn.

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Security Level (TTU only)

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?

Pay Basis
Monthly (Exempt)

Job Type
Full Time

Texas Tech University HSC - El Paso

Work Location
El Paso

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Physical Demands

Physical Activities

2/3 of time: Use hands to finger, handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.

Exposure to the following environmental conditions

< 1/3 of time: Work moving mechanical parts; Work in high, precarious places; Fumes and airborne particles; Toxic or caustic chemicals; Extreme heat (non-weather); Work with explosives; Risk of radiation.

Weight to be lifted or force be exerted

Lift up to 10 pounds-Under 1/3 of time

Lift up to 25 pounds-Under 1/3 of time

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0 - 0

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0 - 0

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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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