Research Assistant I/II (Neurology - Neurodegeneration)

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
200000ZA Requisition #
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General knowledge of research fields (Neurology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology).

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: plasmid preparation, PCR, western blotting.

CELL CULTURE: Cell line maintenance and primary cultures of neurons, astrocytes and microglia.

FLOW CYTOMETRY: cell sorting for the enrichment of primary cells.

IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE and MICROSCOPY: ICC, IHC, basic fluorescent imaging.

MICE: maintaining mouse colonies (genotyping the mice, keeping track of the genotypes and lineages, plan and initiate breeding, weaning litters, and move cages between the colony and the lab when animals are needed for experiments), behavior experiments.



Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.



RAI: No years of experience.

RAII: One year of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment.



Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects. 

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.



This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215




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