Post Doctoral Research Associate

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

El Paso, TX

Job posting number: #7063207

Posted: January 23, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
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.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Under the direction of senior Staff/Faculty the incumbent will organize and conduct laboratory research both independently and in collaboration with others.
Advise and mentor junior researchers on research methodology and quantitative data management or analysis.
Maintain accurate records of research undertaken.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Will prepare manuscripts, technical reports or posters reporting the research. Co-writing original papers for publication in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals.
Assist in the preparation of grant applications; may manage funded grants.
Represent the Department and present research at conferences, speaking engagements, and events.
Responsible for day to day maintenance of lab and lab equipment, including ordering supplies and verification upon receipt.
Position Specific:
Independently and in consultation with their supervisor the incumbent will plan, design and conduct highly technical and complex research projects, which will require regular use of ingenuity and innovation. The most important attributes for the candidate are scientific aptitude, a positive attitude and strong work ethic. The candidate should be proficient in basic lab skills related to cell culture and molecular biology: Additionally, specialized training appropriate to the project may be provided. The candidate must be willing to work with mice, blood samples, bacteria and viruses.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
- Knowledge of the immune system, in particular reference to innate and adaptive immunity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
- Experience handling mice
- Experience with small animal surgeries and injections
- Creation of bone marrow chimeras
- Humanized mice
- Experience managing mouse breeding colonies
- Experience with immunological assays, for example: culture and stimulation of macrophages, FACS analysis and ELISA
- Experience working under BSL-2/BSL-2+ conditions.

HSC - El Paso

Ctr of Exc Disease/Bio Rsch EP

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Other Instructors


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Ph. D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., D.Sc., M.D.) 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.

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