The Department of Biophysics is hiring a research technician to perform in vitro experiments characterizing protein-protein interactions on membranes, particularly as they impact clathrin-mediated endocytosis. The position starts immediately. The technician will work with labs in the biophysics department and in engineering, and will visit UT Austin to gain additional training with collaborators in the Biomedical Engineering Dept.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The research technician will manage a project to study how localization to membranes can alter protein-protein interactions and drive assembly. This project has preliminary data from a recent group member. He/she will generate data for publication, and participate in weekly lab meetings.
Responsibilities include preparing buffers, expressing and purifying proteins, characterizing protein purity, constructing liposomes and collecting data using liposome sedimentation assays and tethered liposome assays with fluorescently tagged proteins. Data analysis includes performing gel electrophoresis and quantitative imaging of stained gels, as well as immunoblots. Also: managing and ordering supplies and reagents.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioengineering, Chemistry or related field required.
Experience with protein purification preferred.
At least one year of undergraduate research experience in a wet lab.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be able to work independently. This project is overseen by the PI and is not being managed by any other lab member, and thus will become the responsibility of the research technician.
Must be willing to travel (funded by our lab) to work with our collaborator in UT Austin.
Research technician will learn from multiple groups on campus, and will have opportunities to learn modeling techniques if interested.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14 - $15.38 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001353-Biophysics Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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