Featured RNA-Seq Job – Research Associate – Next-generation RNA Sequencing

Hiring department – Icmb-PI-Lambowitz
Monthly salary – $3,750+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week – 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number – 15-05-07-01-0708
Job Status – Open
FLSA status – Exempt
Earliest Start Date – Immediately
Position Duration – Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location – Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies – 1

General Notes

All applicants must submit a letter of interest, current CV including analysis of publications listed, and three letters of reference/recommendation – two of the three must be from outside UT-Austin.

Required Application Materials

  •    A Resume is required in order to apply
  •    A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  •    A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: 3 letters of recommendation – 2 of the 3 letters from outside UT Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information

Purpose

To obtain, with a high degree of independence, experimental data in order to study group II intron RNA splicing and mobility, group II intron reverse transcriptases and their applications in next-generation RNA sequencing, analysis of non-coding RNAs, and RNA-based diagnostics.

Essential Functions

Conduct independent research experiments using a wide variety of techniques, such as biochemical assays and electrophoresis, growth of bacteria, preparation of plasmid DNA, cloning and mutagenesis of plasmid DNA, isolation of RNA and DNA from cells, PCR and RT-PCR, Southern and Northern blotting, and reporter assays. Protein expression and purification, in vitro mutagenesis, and biochemical assays. Next-generation RNA sequencing, RNA-seq library construction, and data analysis. Write manuscripts and assist in the preparation of reports, abstracts, manuscripts and proposals. Make presentations at lab meetings; attend lab meetings and other mandatory meetings. Order chemicals and supplies specific to current project. Provide instruction, assistance and mentoring to graduate students.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

PhD in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or closely related field. History of research productivity as evidenced by a strong publication record in top journals. Demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment. Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work well with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, including the willingness and ability to mentor graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant laboratory experience with various molecular biological techniques. Three years of post-doctoral experience in a relevant field.

Working conditions

May work around chemical fumes May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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