Research Scientist I, Pathology Post Doc Fellows at The University of Texas Medical Branch

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Galveston, Texas

Job Description:



Research Scientist I: An NIH-funded Research Scientist I position is immediately available in the Department of Pathology/Center for Addiction Research at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas. The position requires experience in standard molecular, cellular biology and immunological techniques. The candidate will investigate the interplay between cocaine pharmacology, neuroimmunology and inflammation during HIV-1. The Research Scientist will utilize in vitro and in vivo techniques to investigate the comorbidity of cocaine and HIV-1 on astrocyte neuro-immune signaling and inflammasome regulation. The candidate will have the opportunity to expand knowledge in the areas of host immune activation in the CNS to drugs of abuse and implement in vivo animal models to address the hypothesis. There are plenty of opportunities to author manuscripts and apply for independent funding. They are expected to be knowledge in standard molecular biology techniques, cell and tissue immunohistochemistry. They should be able to plan and perform experiments independently. They should be able to prepare lab reports and protocols and be capable of presenting data at lab meetings.

  • Individual project(s) can be tailored to the interests and skills of the successful candidate

  • Mentoring and teaching skills for interaction with graduate students

  • Ability to work independently is essential

  • The need for a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills goes without saying

  • Expertise in some aspect(s) of bioinformatics, biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology is expected

  • Develops research methods and performs research activities.

  • Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications. Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principal Investigator's laboratory.

  • Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.

  • Additional experience, but not necessary: animal experimentation, behavioral assays, flow cytometry, tissue preparation



Ph. D, M.D, D.O., or D.V.M in related field and no experience required.


Commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Primary Location

:United States-Texas-Galveston

Work Locations

:0609 - Keiller Bldg301 University Blvd.Keiller Building, rm 1.116Galveston77555-0609


:Research Academic & Clinical


:Academic BusGrpFull-Time


:Day Job

Employee Status


Job Level

:Team Lead / Technical

Job Posting

:Apr 29, 2021, 2:21:13 PM