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Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 2806305
  • Location: Amarillo, TX
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Research Associate - School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine

Position Description
Performs specialized work in the planning, conducting and/or supervising of original research. Responsible for participating in, planning, scheduling and/or supervising research projects and the interpretation of the results for publication. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Major/Essential Functions
Supports SVM-wide research activities and reports to the Associate Dean for Research. Performs specialized work in the planning, coordinating, conducting and/or supervising of research activities. Provides oversight, coordination, and invoicing of shared equipment and the use thereof. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness in supporting the research portfolio of SVM. May supervise research and student assistants. Other essential job functions listed below:
  • Degrees can be BS, MS in Life Sciences
  • Preferred Experience in molecular and/or clinical research with technical skills in cell culturing and aseptic technique and proficiency in molecular tools in respect to the broad discipline of veterinary medicine.

Duties include:
      • Oversee organization and storage of research materials, compile and maintain school databases and inventories, manage the procurement of supplies, and vendor relationships
      • Provide technical support to veterinary and graduate students
      • Maintain laboratory equipment and its usage
      • Assist the PI and other researchers in the lab on the development and implementation of general approaches, protocols, and interpretation of results.
      • Maintain detailed records of studies conducted including findings and procedures used.

Required Qualifications
Master's degree or specialized academic training beyond the Bachelor's level in a particular field of science or engineering equivalent to a Master's degree. One year research experience. Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Operate standard and specialized laboratory equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, shakers, balances, incubators, fume hoods, biosafety cabinets, etc.
  • Computer software knowledge (Excel, Word, etc).
  • Ability to work in an environment handling biological and infectious agents (e.g. bacteria, viruses, and parasites).
  • Competence in handling laboratory animals, such as rodents, dogs, cats and various large animals.

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