UT Health Research Scientist - SBMI-Biomedical Informatics - Next Generation Sequencing in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research Scientist - SBMI-Biomedical Informatics - Next Generation Sequencing

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Research

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 1800028Q

Position Summary:

Plans, supervises, and directs research, investigation, or other technical operations. Provides technical expertise to facilitate the design, implementation, and analysis of procedures, techniques, and results, which enables investigators to conduct research projects.

Department: Biomedical Informatics

Location: Texas Medical Center

Full Time

FLSA: Exempt

Position Key Accountabilities:

Design and conduct research in the area of complex disease genetics and next-generation sequencing based studies. The primary responsibilities include development of protocols for the library preparation and sequencing, instrument operation and maintenance, problem solving, training and supervising the laboratory technician, among others.

Assist grant proposal development and manuscript writing

Train and supervise junior lab members

Provide support and training of genome technologies and bioinformatics analysis to cancer and other investigators through UTHealth Cancer Genomics Core

Four years of research experience in human genetics or related field is preferred.

Good knowledge in NGS platforms

Strong attention to detail, accuracy, scientific professionalism, and deadlines

  1. Determines feasibility of possible projects to ensure results will have a significant impact. Determines project feasibility in terms of staff, time, and resources.

  2. Plans and performs quantitative and qualitative research procedures in various areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and other biomedical, dental, or related scientific areas. Identifies the problem through contact with other researchers, practicing physicians, or literature searches. Formulates a problem or project to research. Designs procedures to solve the problem.

  3. Conducts experiments using advanced equipment and applying complex techniques. Procedures may include tissue culture, protein purification, enzyme purification, enzyme assays, membrane protein purification, monoclonal antibody analysis, cytogenic analysis, gel electrophoresis, immunoelectrophoresis, immunofluorescent method, radioimmunoassays, biometry, biofeedback, neurotransmitter analysis, biospectrometry, microtomy, liquid, gas and thin layer chromatography, microspectrophotometry, tissue processing, tissue staining, behavioral testing, anesthetic dosage, neurohistochemistry, animal surgery, immunochemistry, gel electrophoresis, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing, electron microscopy, and biophysical assays and measurements.

  4. Designs experimental procedures, which may involve examining new techniques, that may improve existing analysis and provide additional capabilities.

  5. Evaluates the data from the analysis.

  6. Presents results in a written paper for publication, in a presentation at a meeting, or through personal contact with faculty members and other researchers.

  7. Maintains lab equipment, assists in necessary repairs, and promotes a safe laboratory environment. Ensures direct reports follow safety procedures and attends basic safety training courses.

  8. Provides work direction and guidance to personnel within department. May lead projects and activities.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

None.

Minimum Education:

Doctorate Degree.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in a related research environment and have verifiable publications within the field of the research project.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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