Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because we believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time.
We are currently looking for a proactive, experienced Research Technician to work in Dr. Keiko Torii’s lab at the University of Texas at Austin. The Torii lab’s research focuses on unravelling how plant stem cells function and contribute to growth and development, with specific emphasis on signal transduction pathways and underpinning genomic/epigenomic mechanisms.
The ideal candidate is a collaborative individual with strong problem-solving skills who is excited to support research and operational initiatives throughout the lab. Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, or plant biology along with demonstrated hands-on experience performing relevant research duties in an academic laboratory. Experience with genotyping, protein expression and purification, molecular biology, and/or microscopy techniques is preferred. This is a hybrid role that will perform research duties and operational day-to-day lab management duties with support from the PI and the rest of the team.