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

The Research Assistant I in the department of Radiation Oncology - Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center provides technical assistance in carrying out various research projects. The Research Assistant I conducts experiments and carries out research projects, constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment, and records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested. The Research Assistant I impacts laboratory research activities.

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 2017 rankings.

It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. The institution pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to research-driven care. In Fiscal Year 2016, MD Anderson invested more than $787.3 million in research.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $30,400 Midpoint: $38,000 Maximum: $45,600

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Assists with research projects Radiation Oncology

  • Prepares and conducts tissue collection in accordance with established protocols

  • Operates laboratory apparatus and equipment

  • Documents and maintains record of data and findings in accordance with the methods requested

  • Clinical data tabulation and analysis

  • Report generation of collected datasets

  • Patient immobilization for research imaging

  • Research clinical data acquisition in accordance with established protocols

  • Patient reported outcome collection in accordance with established protocols

  • Dose-toxicity collection and report generation

  • Scheduling and coordination of patient research clinical treatment, procedures, and the creation and maintenance of research records in accordance with established protocols

  • Working with research animals (e.g. mice) in accordance with established protocols

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

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

Experience

No experience required.

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