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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II - Translational Molecular Pathology in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II position must be able to provide technical and coordination skills to carry out various research projects, coordinate and support procedures, and perform technical laboratory duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans.


Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.

  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.


Laboratory Research/Projects: Assists with research projects; performs supervised research; plans, designs and implements research projects; prepares and maintains culture media, reagents, and grows tissue culturing cells; performs various assays; sterilizes equipment; interprets experimental test data; performs tissue processing including samples for single cell analyses and blood samples; cuts, stains and mounts specimens; helps maintain laboratory in a clean, orderly and safe condition

Coordinate Laboratory: Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; sets-up and maintains incubators and tissue culture hoods, maintains equipment, centrifuges, incubators, homogenizers, and various microscopes. Assists maintaining lab members' training records, lab inspection and placing orders for the laboratory.

Other duties as assigned. . Compiles processes and analyzes data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers. Help improve protocols and novel technologies under development.

Other duties as assigned

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. 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: 139592

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,000

  • Science Jobs: No