MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II - Symptom Research in Houston, Texas

Ideal candidate will have a master's degree.

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II is to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various research projects with a focus on animal behavior including cognition and peripheral neuropathy. We are studying the therapeutic effect and mechanism of cell therapy on chemotherapy- and irradiation-induced neurotoxic symptoms such as cognitive impairment and neuropathy in mice.

Key Functions

Performs various behavioral experiments with mice focused on cognitive behavior and neuropathy.

Cultures mesenchymal stem cells for treatment of the mice.

Collects tissues from mice to investigate the underlying mechanism of chemotherapy- and irradiation-induced cognitive impairment and neuropathy.

Performs Elisa, Western blotting, Q-PCR and immunohistochemistry.

Records and evaluates data obtained in accordance with methods requested.

Coordinates ordering lab supplies and uses equipment as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences. Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

Salary Range: $34,400 - $43,000 - $51,600

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,600