Job Description

Extended Job Title
Research Assistant Professor- Dr. Das Lab

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512301 - Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Research Statement

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Perform specialized work in hypertension and cardiac ischemia reperfusion injury to fulfill the commitments in the NIH research projects. Study vascular relaxation and contractions using wire and pressure myograph. Use transgenic mouse models and state of art radio-telemetry and myographs to study role of oxidative stress in endothelial dysfunction, vascular wall remodeling and hypertension. Use echocardiography to analyze vascular flow dynamics. Prior research experience in handling animals and microsurgery in mice or rat is required. Experience in echocardiography, telemetry and isolated mouse heart preparation is desirable. Post-doctoral Research Associate will perform research in vascular biology, hypertension and cardiac ischemia reperfusion injury. The main duties will be small animal surgery, such as myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury, isolation of coronary artery and mesenteric arteries in mouse models and perform experiments in vascular reactivity (wire and pressure myography) and myocyte isolation from adult heart.  The job will also involve real time PCR analysis, cloning, reporter assays, confocal microscopy and cellular transfection studies. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding publication record and demonstrated skills in biochemistry and molecular biology. He/she is expected to work without supervision, analyze data, maintain accurate experimental record and write manuscripts for publication. Ability to independently work in a research project is essential. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives based on project knowledge is a plus.  Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other research personnel in the lab and working in a team environment is expected. Develop relevant new ideas and procedures applicable to the area of scientific research as it applies to hypertension and vascular biology; carry out professional and other responsibilities within the overall research community commensurate with rank (e.g. Institutional committee service and other academic assignments).

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

Required Qualifications
PhD degree is required. 

Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate's intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Salary Grade

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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