The University of Texas at Austin Research Associate in Austin, Texas

Research Associate

Hiring department


Monthly salary


Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Applicants selected for interview will be required to obtain three letter of recommendation.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To study mechanisms of complex traits using cross-species based approaches, specifically, to study the relationship between genetics, gene expression, non-coding and behavior.

Essential Functions

Conducting scientific research through collecting and analyzing data; specifically intended for specialized high-performance computing geared towards understanding the molecular biology of disease and pharmacotherapies. Analyze data from human subjects involved in high-throughput sequencing. Editing and writing scientific manuscripts for publication scientific journals.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field, including pharmacology, toxicology, genetics, and/or genomics. At least 3 years of experience of computational biology as applied to neuroscience and understanding the molecular actions of small molecules. Experience with bioinformatics and multivariate statistical methods. Experience with a variety of model organisms involving knowledge most pertinent to behavioral techniques and neuroanatomy. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of UNIX, PERL, PYTHON, and R. Experience with manuscript writing for publications in scientific journals; writing and preparation of grants for funding; assist in training graduate and undergraduate students in scientific techniques. Competent researcher with strong interpersonal communication skills. Desired: Highly knowledgeable in psychiatric disorders, especially addiction and alcohol use disorder.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

May work around biohazards

May work around chemicals

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

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

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. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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