The Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Research Scientist I to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
- The research scientist will fulfill multiple roles as a bench scientist as well as an advisor to students, post-doctoral researchers, and technical support staff within the research group.
- The position requires skills and experience in developing extensions of existing cellular and animal models of neurodegeneration and HIV CNS infection.
- The researcher will design and perform experiments to investigate the neurodegenerative mechanisms of glia and how to therapeutically modulate them to improve disease outcomes.
- The scientist will analyze data, write manuscript & grants, and develop novel research directions based current work performed in the research group.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
- Experience in HIV & neurodegeneration research.
- Strong set of skills in animal models.
- Strong set of skills in mentoring and project management.
- Strong set of skills in writing reports, manuscripts and grants.
- Independent research abilities and good publication record.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ph.D. +5 years experience in Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, Pharmacology or related field.
- Knowledge and understanding of neural mechanisms of drug abuse.
- Experience in maintaining an active laboratory, including training employees and students in novel techniques.
- Published research in biochemistry, cell-biology, pharmacology, neurobiology and behavioral neuroscience fields.
- Broad base of laboratory skills in biochemical and cell-based fluorescence assay development, protein biochemistry, computer-assisted molecular modeling, drug design, animal behavior, neuroanatomy/neurophysiology.
- Competent in preparing and presenting platform presentations, grant/manuscript/technical report writing.
- Familiarity with IACUC, IRB and IBC governing bodies and regulations.
- Ability to work as a part of a team.