Job Description

Extended Job Title
Medical Research Tech III

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512301 - Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description
Employees in this classification provide support in an assigned research laboratory conducting specified phases of research projects. Performs work independently and is responsible for developing new procedures and techniques to be utilized in the laboratory and in experiments, and new applications for standard procedures and techniques. Work is performed under usual laboratory conditions. Some hazards may be present due to use of radioactive, carcinogenic or other potientially harmful substances. Responsibilities also include ensuring overall cleanliness of the laboratory and laboratory equipment, and ordering and maintaining an adequate stock of necessary supplies. May instruct or direct work of subordinate laboratory personnel.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions

Candidate will be responsible for maintaining animal colonies by following university guidelines.  Familiar with the procedure of restraining animals, drug administration via intramuscular, intraperitoneal, as well as gavage; candidate also will collect rodent blood sample for analysis. Candidate should be familiar with basic aseptic cell culture techniques, record keeping and data entry in laboratory notebook and on computer based databases. Candidate will be responsible for ordering supplies, preparing solutions, washing and sterilizing instruments and glassware’s etc. Wet lab experiments include nucleic acid purification and quality control via nanodrop and Agilent Bioanalyzer, real time PCR, apoptosis, ELISA, seahorse Bioanalyzer, agarose and protein gels. Web based interphase analysis of gene expression data. 

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Pay Basis

Work Location

HSC - Lubbock

Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
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

Occasional Duties
Occasional weekend work in rodent colony, training new students. 


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, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in one of the sciences, or equivalent combination (4 years) of job-related experience and college education. Experience may be substituted for college education on a year for year basis. (Volunteer work is excluded from work experience).

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Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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