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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant I - Comparative Medicine in Bastrop, Texas

This position is located at The Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research in Bastrop, Texas.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I is to provide technical assistance in carrying out various research projects in support of the SPF Baboon Research Resource (SPFBRR) program in the Department of Comparative Medicine.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Research Support

Perform technical laboratory duties or experimental tasks to supply information as part of a research laboratory. Perform duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans. Assists in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols. Processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms. Preparation of tissues, cell cultures, and blood samples. Process samples for analysis utilizing bench top assays such as western blotting, PCR and other common research techniques. Perform basic laboratory techniques such as molecular cloning, expression of antigens in bacteria or insect cell cultures, antigen preparation, etc. Assist in general laboratory operation, ensures the laboratory is prepared for experiments, perform related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and assisting with monitoring and stocking supplies, preparation of stock solutions and other reagents. Document experimental results and maintain an organized laboratory notebook.

Expertise and Specialization

Apply basic background and experience in science to the application of laboratory techniques, using judgment, analysis and evaluation. Read literature and confer with supervisors regarding new procedures, and modify them according to the needs of the

project. Master essential skills and techniques used in the laboratory. Learn new skills or technology.

Laboratory Organization

Participate in ongoing learning and demonstrate application of it in carrying out assignments. Follow guidelines regarding order processing, handling of rush orders and special jobs. Interact with faculty and staff that access and support the SPF baboon program and other areas as necessary. Other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred Education: None

Certification: None

Preferred Certification: None

Experience: None.

Preferred Experience: Some experience in scientific or experimental research work.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

Exposure to Radiation

Exposure to animals

Deadlines

Noise

Operating Equipment

Wearing Protective Equipment

Electrical

Lighting

Sedentary Environment

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Seldom 3-10%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness

Balancing

Bending/Stooping

Carrying

Depth Perception

Eye/Hand Coordination

Fine finger movement

Glare Sensitivity

Handling

Hearing Sensitivity

Keyboarding

Lifting

Neck Movements

Pushing/Pulling

Reaching

Sitting

Standing

Tactile Perception

Twisting

Visual Acuity

Visual Color Discrimination

Wrist Motion

Olfactory Perception

Night Vision

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Seldom 3-10%

Occasionally 11-13%

Seldom 3-10%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Seldom 3-10%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Seldom 3-10%

20-50 lbs

20-50 lbs

50+ lbs

COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail

Comprehending

Critical Thinking

Following Instructions

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Interpersonal Skills

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning

Memorizing/Remembering

Multitasking

Oral Communication

Organizing

Performing in a Leadership Role

Problem Solving

Reading Skills/Comprehension

Responding in emergency situations

Selective Attention

Working Alone

Written Communication

Creativity

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 135161

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 30,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 45,600

  • Science Jobs: Yes

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