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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II - Genetics (Mousework) in Houston, Texas

The Genetics department is a basic science department located in the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building at the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The focus is on advancing knowledge of the molecular genetic mechanisms that regulate normal and abnormal cellular processes.

The primary responsibility is to perform technical laboratory duties and carry out projects in accordance with our specific research. We will use mouse and tissue culture model systems.

Genetics Department (

Key Functions

Coordinates and conducts experiments and carries out research projects in varied areas of mouse models, biochemisty, molecular biology, cancer biology, or related basic science areas. Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment. Reads literature and confers with colleagues regarding new procedures and modifies them according to the needs of the project. Records, processes and evaluates data obtained in accordance with methods requested. The following job functions are expected:

  • Mousework

  • Requires organizing, handling, monitoring and performing basic, non-invasive procedures on mice.

  • Tissue Culture

  • Requires a willingness to learn and perform basic tissue culture techniques.

  • Maintain and establish tissue culture cell lines, which requires good sterile technique.

  • To perform routine laboratory procedures.

  • Conduct experiments and carry out research projects in varied areas.

  • Learn to operate laboratory equipment and apparatus and perform routine operator maintenance.

  • To maintain good, detailed experimental records.

  • Collect and organize information for project reports, evaluate data in accordance with methods requested, maintain a complete and accurate inventory of samples.

  • To monitor and anticipate laboratory needs. Keep ample stock of supplies on hand.

  • Know the procedure for obtaining repair or maintenance for lab equipment.

  • Prepare stock solutions. Perform laboratory maintenance, such as cleaning.

  • To work closely with other staff members.

  • Maintaining good working relationship with other technicians.

  • Explain to staff members the scientific protocols currently being employed in the laboratory.

  • Collects and organizes information for project reports.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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


Required: One year experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

Preferred: Mousework.

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: 152147

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

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

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

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,500

  • Science Jobs: Yes