Research Laboratory Technician-Intermediate 20120610

  • Edinburg, TX
  • Part-time

Company Description

Ours is a story of discovery. Compassion and joy. Commitment, vision and inspiration.  We engage our minds and talents, and give from our hearts, to help and heal. We touch the lives of thousands, to serve those in need, here and around the world. We are The UT Health Science Center - and we work to make lives better.

The mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.

Strategies for achieving this mission are:

Educating a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists.

Engaging in research to understand health and disease.

Commercializing discoveries, as appropriate, to benefit the public.

Providing compassionate and culturally proficient health care.

Engaging our community to improve health.

Influencing thoughtful advances in health policy. 

Job Description

This position is located in Edinburg, TX., (Rio Grande Valley). This position provides moderately complex technical laboratory support for the Regional Academic Health Center Medical Research Division in Edinburg, TX. Responsibilities include coordination and performance of technical laboratory duties.   


Job Duties:


Administer routine laboratory support functions of a research facility. Insure integrity of scientific experimentation. Insure safety of principal investigators, laboratory staff, and laboratory animals. Insure safe use and proper disposal of radioisotopes. Maintain proper care and treatment of laboratory animals.   


Prepare and sterilize glassware. Prepare solutions, reagents, and media for use in research project studies. Perform a variety of histological procedures. Maintain cleanliness of laboratories, common research areas, and common-use rooms such as cold rooms, dark rooms, tissue culture rooms, and storage rooms. Order, receive, and distribute supplies, materials, and equipment to laboratories.   


Maintain specialized equipment in a research facility. Visually inspect and insure readiness of laboratory equipment. Respond to reports of laboratory equipment failure and schedule/coordinate repair work. Maintain equipment maintenance agreements and records.   


Provide complex technical assistance to principal investigators and research assistants. Work with principal investigators to formulate, plan, and coordinate research project activities. Assist in evaluation of lab methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives. Collect, examine, analyze, evaluate and interpret research data. Provide assistance in manipulating, computing, and analyzing data. Outline technical procedures to be used in experiments. Create and maintain technical reference manuals. Perform library research.  


Assist in the preparation of scientific papers, reports, manuscripts, grant proposals, and posters for students, technicians and/or faculty members.   


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:


High school diploma/GED and three years’ experience or Associate's degree and one year experience   


Preferred Qualifications: 


Advanced skill in procedures, techniques, and/or equipment use in a research laboratory setting


Number of Work Hours per Week: 24   


Work Location: Edinburg-Regional Academic Health Center  




Additional Information

Base Monthly Salary  Competitive  

24  Hour Work Week

All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer.