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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant I -Clinical Cancer Prevention - Research in Houston, Texas

Provides technical assistance in carrying out various research projects.

The Research Assistant I impacts laboratory research activities by performing technical laboratory duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. The Research Assistant I will also be responsible for providing support in maintaining general laboratory operations.



  • Perform the following techniques: Mice colony handling, maintenance, biopsies, genotyping, skin surgery and related tasks.

  • Perform and be trained in one or some of the following techniques: human and mouse tissue culture; immunofluorescence staining and fluorescence microscopy; fluorescent activated cell sorting; basic molecular biology techniques (RNA, DNA and protein) including Western blotting and PCR

  • Maintains accurate and detailed records and experimental data and protocols. Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested by Principal Investigator and senior laboratory members.

  • Assists in day-to-day operations of the laboratory: lab purchasing/inventory, upkeep of laboratory equipment, responsible for lab compliance (including but not limited to Environmental Health and Safety and HIPPA compliance)

Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences.


Required: No experience.

Preferred: Mouse Colony handling.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 147689

  • 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

  • Work Location: 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