Career Opportunities

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Research Associate I

Scope of Job: Under the moderate supervision and with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, performs routine research projects. May supervise the work of others.

Location: Edinburg, TX
Department: School of Medicine / Office of Human Genetics

Description of Duties:

  • Performs cellular and molecular biology laboratory procedures including cell culture, optical microscopy, histology, flow-cytometry, extraction, purification and analysis of DNA, RNA and Proteins.
  • Conducts inventories and maintains cell repository samples.
  • Assists in sample preparation and optimization of cellular and molecular assays.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes research data.
  • Prepares, collects, evaluates, and verifies samples and supporting records for experiments.
  • Uses statistical methods and relational databases to analyze data sets.
  • Prepares or assists with preparing reports of research findings.
  • Assists with planning, developing, coordinating, and administering research projects.
  • May assist in designing and creating computer programs for research applications.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and automated systems.
  • May train users on the operation and data management of research equipment.
  • Maintains inventory of research related material.
  • Complies with all State and University policies.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

For more information visit the job posting here: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20614


University of Colorado – School of Medicine
Professional Research Assistant

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Functional Genomics Facility of University of Colorado Cancer Center, housed in the Department of Pharmacology has an opening for a full-time Professional Research Assistant to work at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

We provide reagents and technical support for studying gene function at single gene level as well as at genome-wide scale. Currently the Facility specifically provides the following resources to our client labs across the state of Colorado:

  • Short hairpin RNA (shRNA) plasmid constructs to knockdown genes in human and mouse cells
  • Open Reading Frame (ORF) plasmid construct to overexpress genes in human cells
  • CRISPR plasmid constructs to knockout, knock-in and activate endogenous genes in human and mouse genes

We are seeking a highly motivated Professional Research Assistant to work directly with the Functional Genomics Facility Manager and Consulting Scientist to perform various molecular biology and management duties to ensure efficient running of the Facility.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

40% Molecular biology techniques:

  • Bacterial plasmid isolation (Mini-, Maxi-, Midi-preps, etc.) and cloning
  • Mammalian tissue culture
  • Viral preparation and extraction
  • PCR and DNA extraction, quantification, analysis
  • Western blotting

40% Order fulfillment:

The Functional Genomics Facility provides genomics reagents and expertise to labs across Colorado. The PRA position will require daily fulfillment of these orders, preparation of reagents, documentation, and shipping. Significant attention to detail will be required to ensure correct order fulfillment.

20% Lab maintenance and management:

  • Lab maintenance and upkeep chores (autoclaving, washing glassware, disposing of hazardous waste, etc.)
  • Lab management including maintaining lab inventories and preparing solutions
  • Facility website management

Visit functionalgenomicsfacility.org for more information. Or email Molishree Joshi: molishree.joshi@ucdenver.edu


Valley Retina Institute, P.A.
Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous

Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: Harlingen, TX
Position Type: Full Time

Job Description: The Research Assistant is responsible for the assisting of clinical trials under the direction of the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), Clinical Research Director and the Principal Investigator and the Medical Director. The Research Assistant will assist in research and administrative procedures for the successful management of clinical trials. The Research Assistant will perform diverse administrative duties requiring analysis, sound judgment, and a high level of knowledge of study specific protocols.

For more information click here: Valley Retina Institute Research Assistant job