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Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Research Scientist, Cell Biology, Mukhopadhyay LabWhy UT Southwestern?

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Job Summary

Mukhopadhyay Lab is looking to hire a highly motivated, team-oriented, organized Research Scientist with a strong interest in cell biology, pharmacology and high throughput screening. Our lab studies how signaling by primary cilia regulates development and disease. We model debilitating diseases in humans caused by defects in cilia using reverse genetic strategies in mice and are currently focused at developing therapeutics. The position is ideal for those who are interested in working in longer-term lab supportive roles and with a passion for cutting-edge biological research. This position is also good for postdoctoral fellows and scientists looking to gain extended experience working in a lab before pursuing a job in biotech.

The primary responsibilities of the position involve performing experimentation on supervised lab projects. Each of our previous research personnel have ended up as lead author or co-author on multiple lab publications, making it a fantastic opportunity for rich scientific experience and in preparation for biotech. For more information about our research interests, please see our website:

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Ph.D. in Biology
  • Mouse husbandry experience
  • Data interpretation and presentation
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Culture
  • Cloning
  • Protein Purification
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Microscopy
  • High throughput screening
  • Cryosectioning

Experience and Education

  • Ph.D. degree with major coursework in field of assignment and five (5) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least two (2) years at level of Senior Research Associate or equivalent. or
  • Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and seven (7) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least three (3) years at level of Senior Research Associate or equivalent. or
  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and nine (9) years research experience in field of assignment, including at least four (4) years at level of Senior Research Associate or equivalent.

Laboratory Duties

  • Oversee the day-to-day laboratory work including data interpretation and mouse husbandry.
  • Assist on different projects in the lab including cryo-sectioning, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, mouse colony maintenance, cell culturing, molecular biology, cloning, and protein purification.
  • Acquire and interpret data.
  • Prepare data for manuscripts.
  • Prepare and present laboratory work in lab meetings and departmental meetings.

Job Duties

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and personally participates in assigned scientific or medical research projects.
  • Selects or assists in selection of key research personnel.  Determines specific goals or objectives to be attained and assigns and reviews work of subordinates.
  • Plans experimental protocols.  Reviews and analyzes resulting research data.  Revises techniques or approaches to work problems as indicated necessary by research data.
  • Compiles, writes, and submits research results to supervisor. Prepares or assists in preparation of research papers, reports, and abstracts for publication as one of co-authors.
  • Designs, develops, or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.
  • Plans and supervises training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures.
  • May confer with industrial, governmental, or other groups concerning progress or results of research project.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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