The University of Texas at Austin Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant in Austin, Texas

Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department


Monthly salary

$2,666+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Variable

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 10/01/2017

Position Duration Terminates on 06/30/2022

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Assist with data collection for a National Institutes of Health funded research grant.

Essential Functions

Conduct next generation sequencing library preparation and analysis. Assist with animal care. Keep laboratory supplies stocked and organized. Maintain databases containing biological data and metadata.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Some field work on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

B.A. or B.S. degree in biological sciences or a related field. Experience with molecular genetics laboratory techniques. Demonstrated good organizational skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Computational biology skills for analyzing next generation sequence data; experience with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing; experience with cell culture maintenance; experience with fish care.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions

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

Lifting and moving

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.

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.

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