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Research Associate - Molecular Biologist

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The University of Texas At Austin

Austin, TX

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Research Associate - Molecular Biologist

Hiring department


Monthly salary

$4,167 depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 700PM

Posting number


Job Status


FLSA status


Earliest Start Date


Position Duration

Terminates on unknown date

Position open to

all applicants


Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies


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. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on performance and available research funding.

Required Application Materials

A Resume is required in order to apply

A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.


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


To obtain, with a high degree of independence, experimental data in order to study group II intron and other reverse transcriptases and their applications in next generation RNA sequencing, transcriptomics, 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 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 molecular 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. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program ( ORP ) instead of TRS , subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and more than 50,000 students.

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