Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX, United States
May 19, 2023
Position Description Performs specialized Post Doctoral work in the planning, conducting and/or supervision of original research. Responsible for participating in a research project associated with Ph.D studies and the interpretation of the results of publication. Work is performed under supervision of graduate faculty members with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants. Major/Essential Functions Assist PI in maintaining a supportive and collegial working environment that fosters exchange of ideas and enhances scientific progress. Design & execution of experiments (handling and working with rodents, isolation of rat germ cells, biochemical extraction of proteins, pulldown and Western blot analysis, use of conformation-dependent reagents, imunofluorescence analysis, cell culture). Recording, calculating, graphing of data in laboratory notebook. Preparation of figures for publication (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop etc.). Organization and preparation of data for formal Powerpoint presentation. Assist P.I. and students in misc. tasks (example, training new students, postdocs and other investigators in various scientific procedures; preparation of talks, grants and publications). This is a one year appointment to be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and productivity. Required Qualifications PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g., D.Sc., M.D.) in area of project specialization. Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to plan and allocate the workload of employees, providing direct training and supervision as needed. Preferred Qualifications PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g., D.Sc., M.D.) in area of chemistry, biochemistry, or reproductive biology with emphasis in protein structure/function. Experience working with animals, amyloid, germ cells a plus. Employee must have the ability to work carefully and pay attention to detail. Experience using laboratory techniques, familiarity with laboratory equipment and sensitive substances used in experiments is required. Ability to communicate well for complete understanding between employee, supervisor, and other personnel. Ability to follow and implement general instructions. Ability to anticipate needs and identify problems. Experience with laboratory techniques and procedures and types of nomenclature, materials and equipment used; knowledge and principals related to the area. Experience handling and working with rodents. 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. 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, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Jeanne Clery Act The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx .