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MD Anderson Cancer Center Laboratory Technician (Mouse Handling) - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis in Houston, Texas

This position is located at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Medical Center campus, in Houston, 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 Laboratory Technician position is to provide technical support in preparing research materials and assisting the professional laboratory staff with research projects conducted in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Research Support

Perform laboratory procedures to supply research data as part of a research project or laboratory. Assist the professional laboratory staff with tasks in accordance with specific plans and with minimal supervision. Perform assays and tests; prepare samples. Manage the animal colonies, including health checks, inventory, weaning and sexing of pups, tagging, genotyping, oral gavage, and administering special diets and treatments. Record and evaluate data in accordance with methods requested and confer with superiors regarding results obtained. Perform other laboratory duties in accordance with established protocols, such as the preparation of gels, buffers and reagents. With minimal supervision, optimizes new lab protocols and trouble-shoots procedures for more cost and time efficient completion of projects.

Expertise and Specialization

Learn and follow the laboratory guidelines. Apply basic laboratory experience to the application of lab techniques and animal procedures. Assist with the integration of new technologies and procedures as they are implemented in the laboratory; provide input.

Laboratory Organization

Contribute to the laboratory. Assemble and operate laboratory apparatus and equipment. Organize materials and records; act as curator for storage and retrieval. Collect and organize data for reports. Organize supplies; recommend purchases as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Some College.

Certification: None.

Preferred Certification: None.

Experience: One year of experience in a clinical medical laboratory or similar setting. With preferred degree, no experience required.

Preferred Experience: Mouse husbandry. Including colony management, weaning, genotyping and oral gavage.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Deadlines

Electrical

Exposure to animals

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Exposure to Radiation

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

Operating Equipment

Wearing Protective Equipment

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness

Balancing

Carrying

Depth Perception

Eye/Hand Coordination

Fine finger movement

Handling

Keyboarding

Sitting

Standing

Tactile Perception

Visual Acuity

Visual Color Discrimination

Walking

Wrist Motion

Bending/Stooping

Lifting

Neck Movements

Night Vision

Olfactory Perception

Pushing/Pulling

Reaching

Twisting

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

10-20 lbs

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10-20 lbs

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20-50 lbs

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COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail

Comprehending

Creativity

Critical Thinking

Following Instructions

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Interpersonal Skills

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning

Memorizing/Remembering

Multitasking

Oral Communication

Organizing

Problem Solving

Reading Skills/Comprehension

Responding in emergency situations

Selective Attention

Written Communication

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: 139823

  • 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: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 27,040

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 40,800

  • Science Jobs: No

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