Job Description

Extended Job Title
Research Assistant Professor

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

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions

Responsible for conducting research on microRNAs, NextGen-RNA-seq and DNA damage in neurodegenerative diseases. This position is funded by grants from National Institutes of Health. He/she will be responsible for investigating long noncoding RNAs, microRNAs, messenger and circular RNAs in cell and mouse models of aging and neurodegenerative diseases and autopsy tissues from patients with neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, he/she will be responsible for molecular and bioinformatics aspects of NextGen-RNA-seq, DNA damage and blood-based protein assays. He/she will also be responsible for characterizing for synaptic, Abeta and phosphorylated tau pathologies, mitochondrial dynamics, mitochondrial biogenesis and mitophagy in tissues from mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases.

In addition, he/she will be responsible for conducting cognitive behavior of transgenic and knockout/knockin mouse models of aging and neurodegenerative diseases. He/she will be responsible for supervising research assistants, graduate students and interns in the lab.

In addition, he/she will be responsible for writing independent NIH and other grants, and also assisting Dr. Reddy for the preparation of Program Project Proposals and/or Center grants on aging and age-related diseases.

Grant Funded?

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

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications

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
Research Faculty


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
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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