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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 position is to provide technical assistance in carrying out various behaviorally-oriented and neurobiological research projects utilizing the primate colonies within the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position may be subject to working in biocontainment areas requiring compliance with specific protocols.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Behavioral Research

Individual will help coordinate, collect and conduct behavioral and cognition research, by processing data from activities involving the observation, testing, and imaging. The data will come from animal behavioral observations, systematic automatic testing systems, treatment sheets, neurobiological measures, and other records.

Will assist with behavioral management protocols and support other studies.

Will be able to identify animals and target behaviors.

Data Collection, Organization & Dissemination

Duties will include computerized recording of data, verifying data entry, and helping to organize and process reports.

Organize files and data manually and on the computer.

Prepare preliminary drafts of specific sections of manuscripts, primarily methods sections.

Disseminate data from conducted studies.

Co-author and/or present papers and posters at regional, national, and international scientific meetings.

Other Animal/Behavioral Support

Work to achieve Sectional goals.

Work with other members of the Section of Primate Behavior and Environmental Enrichment to improve the research, behavioral management, and animal healthcare programs.

Work with students/visitors/interns/residents.

Assist with workshops and making hallway displays.

Attend sectional meetings.

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: One year of experience conducting basic or applied research involving animal models. Experience with primate behavior and experience with study management. Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, observational/statistical software, and programming in Python are highly desirable.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Deadlines

Exposure to animals

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Sedentary Environment

Wearing Protective Equipment

Outside Work

Working At Heights

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Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Carrying

Lifting

Depth Perception

Sitting

Keyboarding

Visual Acuity

Standing

Walking

Climbing

Driving

Glare Sensitivity

Handling

Hearing Sensitivity

Pushing/Pulling

Reaching

Squatting

Visual Color Discrimination

Bending/Stooping

Balancing

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Seldom 3-10%

Seldom 3-10%

Seldom 3-10%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

10-20 lbs

10-20 lbs

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20-50 lbs

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COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Comprehending

Critical Thinking

Following Instructions

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning

Oral Communication

Organizing

Reading Skills/Comprehension

Working Alone

Written Communication

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Memorizing/Remembering

Selective Attention

Problem Solving

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: 144983

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Remote Work: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 31,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 46,800

  • Science Jobs: No

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