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Research Associate 1

University of Houston
Houston, TX 77002
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    STA005821

Works under the direction of a faculty member. Provides expertise in the design, operation and analysis of experiments or research projects in areas such as chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, optometry, all fields of engineering, etc. May prepare samples for testing. Performs advanced testing procedures and performs analyses of data. Prepares reports. Makes uses of a variety of specialized equipment typical within area of specialization. May contribute to grant proposal development.Ensures experiments or research efforts are performed according to specifications. May make recommendations to changes in procedures, processes, or experimental design. May prepare and/or edit research papers, proposals and reports.Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge that crosses fields of specialization. Understands and uses effective management techniques.

Duties: Designs, operates and analyzes large experiments or research projects. May serve asliaison with other areas of specialization to obtain support or technical expertise for projects. Recommends major changes in procedures or processes for research investigations. May personally conduct important and/or technically complex investigations.

Supervision: Operates with considerable latitude for unreviewed action. Provides direction and supervision of graduate or undergraduate research assistants involved in experiments or research.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate in bioinorganic and bioanalytical chemistry. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in chemistry, and with interdisciplinary experience in overlapping fields including bioanalytical chemistry. Potential candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and minimum 1 additional year of experience in bioanalytical and analyte (trace metals and other inorganic species) sensing research. Familiarity with spectroscopy including absorption and fluorescence as well as with biological techniques including cell culturing is expected. The applicant will carry out research activities focused on developing and applying biosensors for detecting essential metal ions in bacteria and bacterial communities. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong problem-solving skills, and are expected to work collaboratively with a team and provide mentorship to junior members of the research group.

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Doctoral and 1 year experience

Ph.D. Degree with 1 year of experience.





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Posted: 2020-02-01 Expires: 2020-03-01

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