Job Description

Extended Job Title
Medical Research Tech III

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
513001 - Pedi Administration 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

Major/Essential Functions
  • Assist P.I. in maintaining a supportive and collegial working environment that fosters exchange of ideas and enhances scientific progress. 
  • Design, execution, and training new students/employees in animal care (safe & humane handling and restraint of animals; substance administration to include intramuscular, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and intravenous, as well as gavage; collection of blood samples; sedation, anesthesia, and analgesia; methods of euthanasia).
  • Establish and maintain primary cell lines from patient samples, and continue and maintain established cell lines for postdocs, and graduate students.
  • Conduct and/or supervise the care and feeding of animals, sterility of the vivarium room and supplies, and accessibility of sterile equipment. 
  • Recording procedures and data in laboratory notebook.
  • Assist P.I. in analyzing experimental data.
  • Assist P.I. in establishing budget and monitoring spending. 
  • Conduct and/or supervise laboratory support activities (ordering supplies, preparing solutions, washing and sterilizing surgical instruments, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain laboratory records (expenditures, budget, equipment, manuals and records, animal use records, reagent and experimental protocols, material safety data sheets, data bases, bio-hazardous materials) 
  • Assist P.I., postdocs, and students in misc. tasks (training new students/employees in experimental procedures, library work, preparation of talks, publications and grants).

Grant Funded?

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

Pay Basis

Work Location

HSC - Lubbock

Pedi Administration Lbk Genl

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
Research Technicians

Occasional Duties
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor. 


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.

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