MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant I 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 Research Assistant I will provide technical assistance in carrying out various research projects. The Research Assistant I will conduct experiments and carry out research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator. He/She will operate and maintain laboratory apparatus and equipment, collect specimens and experimental data as required, record and evaluate data in accordance with methods requested. This position Impacts laboratory research activities.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Research Experiments and Projects Conducts experiments and research projects in scientific fields under the supervision of faculty, educational and/or classified research staff. Maintains lab stocks and provide general lab support as needed. Collect and deliver lab specimens as required to various locations on campus.

Operate and Maintain Laboratory Equipment

Operates laboratory apparatus and equipment. Utilizes laboratory equipment to carry out experiments. Assists in laboratory maintenance such as maintaining/cleaning equipment.

Data Gathering and Analysis

Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested.

Other Duties as Assigned

REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree

Experience: None.

Preferred Experience: Chemical Synthesis, Isolation experiments.

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