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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant I - Genitourinary Medical Oncology in Houston, Texas

Research Assistant I - GU Medical Oncology


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. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute


The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to perform basic research functions in the field of bone metastasis, with a strong focus in imaging, particularly macroscopic bioluminescence imaging and multiphoton/confocal microscopy.

Key Functions

Performs cell culture of tumor cell lines and 3D tissue-engineered cultures based on polymeric scaffolds for organotypic tumor growth in vitro

Performs immunofluorescence experiments

Performs basic imaging bioluminescence experiments of small animals independently and analyzes data

Operates independently a state-of-the-art multiphoton and confocal microscopes to acquire bone images

Independently performs analysis

Basic knowledge on software and macro programming (e.g. ImageJ, Matlab) and image stitching and post processing preferred

Optional: knowledge on CAD design of hardware, basic knowledge of cancer cell biology

Communicates information:

Must be able to communicate results to and understand instructions from the supervisors and coworkers.

Clear and accurate communication in English both face-to-face and over the telephone is required.

A willingness to cooperate with other staff, students, fellows and visitors is essential.

Computer literacy (other than above):

Needs to be capable of generating electronic versions of data and images for analysis and presentation. Experience in cloud-based image and data management is preferred.

Laboratory Inventory management:

Must be able to manage inventories and order material for the laboratory in a timely fashion. Must work with department members and collaborators to ensure the consistent flow of information and quality control.

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

Experience Required - No experience.

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: 167801

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 48,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,500

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: Yes