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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Austin, Texas

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Job Posting Title:
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate II, Department of Oncology, Dell Medical School

Hiring Department:
Dell Medical School

Position Open To:
All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

FLSA Status:

Earliest Start Date:

Position Duration:
Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2025


Job Details:
General Notes

This position has an end date of 08/31/25, renewable based upon availability of funding, work performance, and progress toward goals.


Under the direction of Faculty Dr. Song (Stephen) Yi, PhD of the Developmental Therapeutics Lab, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, advance the research program by performing cancer studies and translational disease research and disseminating results at meetings and in original research publications. Prof. Yi is a tenure-track faculty member of Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin. He is also affiliated faculty with the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology and Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Yi is a recognized expert in cancer systems biology and functional genomics/proteomics.

  • Develop and perform scientific research requiring special qualifications or attainment, with wide latitude for independent action and decision under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Yi in cancer research. Responsible for complex or unusual research assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. Take independent responsibility to lead several projects in the Yi Lab, including project design, execution and data analysis. Serve as a major driver in collaborations with other labs at Dell Medical School, UT main campus and other universities. Conduct research in several projects, including RCRC, CRISPR screen analysis, disease genomics and functional data analysis, and immunotherapy data models. Generate preliminary data for the LCI Developmental Therapeutics Lab.
  • Propose, plans, schedules, coordinates, completes and reports the detailed phases of a part of, or all of, a research project. Devises new approaches to problems encountered. Oversees and assists in the preparation of specifications. Engage in services involving data organization, analysis and visualization, including increased scope in data types to be analyzed: new data include CUT&RUN, CRISPR and single cell data.
  • Assume responsibility for acceptance or rejection of results achieved. Submits project results to management. Reports results of research in submissions to contracting agencies, in-house publications, journal articles and books, as appropriate. Mentor junior members of the lab, including graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree and no experience, or bachelor's degree and two years of related experience. Thorough knowledge of special techniques used in the field of biomedical research. Experience in research using next-generation sequencing. Successful candidates must have cell culture experience. Ability to use and design specialized research technologies as required by the project. Experience in molecular or cellular biology. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should have a recent degree and research experience in biology, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, or relevant fields. Experience with cancer genomics, single cell sequencing, and next-generation sequencing is a plus.

Salary Range

$40,000+ depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

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Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

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