Research Scientist (Research Laboratory)

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Research Scientist (Research Laboratory)

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Research Scientist (Research Laboratory)
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist whose duties include DNA sequencing to identify mutations in the mouse genome. As our Research Scientist, you will plan, organize as well as participate in our research projects, determining goals to be attained and planning experimental protocols. You will serve the needs of our large laboratory and will work from a queue of assignments, constantly updating the queue to reflect job status. You will also interact with a programmer who will assist in the design of primers and interpretation of trace files. Plus you will communicate directly with a number of laboratory personnel who will provide samples and specific instructions.

Working on DNA sequencing to identify mutations in the mouse genome, you will validate mutations identified by massively parallel short read sequencing; genotype mice with specific mutations; genetically map phenotypes to specific intervals of the genome; establish the limits of deletions within the mouse genome; and sequence cDNA to verify constructs and/or determine the effects of splicing mutations induced by mutagens.

Job Requirements

Requires a Master’s degree with 7+ years of experience in the field of assignment, including at least 4 as a senior research associate or equivalent. Or a Bachelor's degree with at least 9 years of experience, 4 as a senior research associate.

This position calls for extensive experience with Sanger capillary sequencing as well as robotics, with preference given to those applicants skilled in the use of the Beckman FX liquid handling system. A high degree of independence, excellent organizational skills, strong technical abilities, and a capacity for rapid work with multitasking are ESSENTIAL for this position.

Company Overview
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, we transform lives and careers through the convergence of world-class medical education, medical research and patient care. It is this unique environment that allows us to stay at the forefront of medical discovery. Our dynamic team, including some of the world's leading physicians, researchers and clinical professionals, embrace innovation to improve outcomes for even the most challenging cases. We are the future of medicine, today.

Response Information
Join us at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. We offer a supportive, culturally diverse environment, competitive salaries and state of Texas benefits that begin the first day of employment. Please apply online at and reference job 12-738 or send a cover letter, CV and summary to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%4b%61%4b%65%73%68%61%2e%53%69%6d%6d%6f%6e%73%40%55%54%73%6f%75%74%68%77%65%73%74%65%72%6e%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%4b%61%4b%65%73%68%61%2e%53%69%6d%6d%6f%6e%73%40%55%54%73%6f%75%74%68%77%65%73%74%65%72%6e%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) today. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact:      KaKesha Simmons
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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Dallas, TX 75390
United States

Application Deadline:     5/9/2012

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