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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II - Molecular & Cellular Oncology (Mouse) in Houston, Texas

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology (MCO) mission is to enable and apply basic research excellence to contribute to ending cancer significantly. The department's oncology-driven research focuses on fundamental mechanistic discoveries and their translation to humans. As a basic science department at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, MCO strives to enhance basic research excellence by establishing a robust research group focused on the molecular and cellular aspects of cancer research, particularly in signaling pathways and crosstalk between tumor and tumor microenvironment in tumor initiation, progression and metastasis, and resistance to various therapies. MCO hosts MD Anderson's Functional Genomics Core with the support of the Cancer Center Supporting Grant (CCSG). In addition, MCO faculty are core members of the Cancer Biology and Metastasis Program of CCSG, rated "exceptional" in the last competing renewal.



Experiments and research

  • Maintenance of large cohorts (300-400 cages) of genetically engineered mouse models as instructed.

  • Perform toe or tail biopsy.

  • Learn and conduct animal manipulation techniques including blood collection, drug treatment through oral gavage/IP/IV injection.

  • Assist with animal surgeries, including SQ and orthotopic injections, when needed.Perform immunohistochemistry and molecular biology experiments, such as PCR, QPCR, and Western blot, when needed.

Reads literature

  • Reads literature and confers with superiors regarding new procedures and modifies them according to the needs of the project.

Data and records

  • Records and evaluates data obtained in accordance with methods requested. b) Maintains accurate, detailed records and experimental data and protocols.

Trains personnel

  • Trains other lab personnel in appropriate procedures/processes.

  • Develops a step-by-step written procedure outlining the specific actions required to conduct the experiment before proceeding.

Lab maintenance and organization

  • Lab ordering

  • Lab safety

  • Shipping

  • Organize lab duties and oversees daily lab organization.

  • Other lab maintenance duties as needed.


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: Must be willing to work with mice.

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: 163043

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,500

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

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 65,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: Yes