Senior RESEARCH Associate
A Sr. Research Associate postgraduate position is available in the Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) (https://www.ttuhsc.edu/centers-institutes/garrison-aging/default.aspx) at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Lubbock, TX to manage brain bank tissue samples from patients with dementia for research on brain mechanisms of Alzheimer’s and other neurogenerative diseases.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, and will be expected to contribute actively and effectively to ongoing GIA Brain Bank operations and research programs centered on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. This position provides a unique opportunity to apply knowledge and learn about human brain tissue and pathology. The successful candidate will provide technical support to the GIA Brain Bank in the procurement, preparation, preservation, organization, testing and utilization of human research materials that will be used for collaborative research and education to impact patient care through the generation and dissemination of knowledge. Experience with standard molecular biological/biochemical lab practices and techniques is expected. Neuroanatomical background with knowledge of brain anatomy is preferred. Some on the job training can be provided. Strong writing and communication skills and an ability to work independently are essential. Effective training and mentoring will be provided.
The Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) is based in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), which is an autonomous university adjacent to Texas Tech University, a vibrant college of more than 40,000 students. TTUHSC has an excellent infrastructure that includes core facilities for state-of-the-art imaging and molecular biology (https://www.ttuhsc.edu/research/divisions/core-facilities.aspx). The GIA is home to research, community outreach and education, and brain bank divisions. Research facilities include molecular, electrophysiological and behavioral cores. The GIA is located on the TTUHSC campus in Lubbock, a city of nearly 300,000 on the South Plains of West Texas, with a family-friendly atmosphere, good schools and a national ranking for a low cost of living and short average commute (https://visitlubbock.org).
Applicants for the position should apply online at View details requisition number 27975BR and include a curriculum vitae and a summary of expertise, and names and contact information of three references.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Volker Neugebauer, Executive Director, Garrison Institute on Aging, at email@example.com. For questions regarding the online application process please call Human Resources Recruiting, 806-743-2865.
TTUHSC is an EEO/AA employer