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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant I- Tissue Bank in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I is to perform technical laboratory duties in accordance with the Melanoma Tissue Bank's standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding the collection, processing, tracking, and distribution of human tissue. Essential functions with detailed descriptions below.


  • Conducts research biospecimen processing Processes blood, tissue, stool and other biospecimens under the supervision of laboratory manager or designated research staff. Utilizes laboratory equipment to carry out sample processing and biospecimen storage

  • Documentation, inventory and data entry Records and enters data in accordance with standard operating procedures

  • Biospecimen Kit Preparation, distribution and receipt Prepares biospecimen processing kits according to standard operating procedures, for assigned protocols. Documents kit supply inventory and distribution

  • Biospecimen pick-up Picks up biospecimens from various core services within MDACC and receives biospecimens from outside sources

Required Education:

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

Required Experience:

No experience is required.

Preferred Experience//Skills:

Prior lab experience, prior experience working as part of a team, customer service skills, able to operate in a dynamic high-throughput environment, great communication skills, reliable.

Work Schedule:

Flexible in work hours (open to working until 6pm).

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: 155987

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,750

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: Yes