Lab Technician/Research Assistant at the Koromila Lab at UT Arlington. This position provides an opportunity to play a key part in a new research laboratory at the interface of developmental and computational biology. Working in a state of the art lab at UT Arlington the successful candidate will contribute to developing imaging tools for monitoring cell signaling and differentiation. This position also provides opportunities for the candidate to work directly with the PI to maintain and manage the lab. Training in established techniques will be provided as needed, but the work will require significant independence of day-to-day operations.
With close guidance from senior members of the lab and in accordance with guidelines set forth for a particular task, the successful candidate will perform bench level experiments and small projects that support the overall research objective of an integrative experimental and computational lab in a fast paced environment.
Job tasks will include, but are not limited to:
Lab support: ordering and inventory of reagents and equipment.
Drosophila Genetics and Molecular biology: cloning of DNA constructs, DNA and RNA extraction.
Cell culture: generating and maintaining mammalian cell lines, transient transfection of cells (optional).
Fluorescence in situ hybridization and microscopy: FISH on fixed samples and imaging by wide field and confocal microscopes.
Careful documentation of the experimental procedures and results is essential for all these tasks.
The candidate will be involved in addressing technical problems as well as summarizing and presenting the results.
Training will be provided as needed.
Bachelor's degree in biology or related field with one to two (1-2) years of experience in a research laboratory is preferred (can include undergraduate research or thesis work).
Ability to record and report results with clarity.
Persistence, attention to details, and willingness to troubleshoot technical challenges.
Motivation to learn and master new methods and techniques.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and with external contacts.
Direct research experience involving molecular or developmental biology
Experience with fluorescence microscopy, including live and fixed embryo and/or cell imaging.
Please send the following documents. Include your name as part of the filename: ● CV or resume. ● A cover letter (no more than one page), describing 1) What is the project that you are most proud of and why? 2) What are you excited about in the area of developmental biology? 3) What are your longer-term career plans?
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.