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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Tissue Culture :

  • Culture of human and murine cells, which require rigorous sterile techniques.

  • Experience with cell counting and cell viability assays

  • Prepare cells for cryogenic storage

  • Perform cell infection and transfection

Molecular and Cellular Biology:

  • Technical experience in the following is desired:

  • RNA/DNA isolation, PCR and quantitative real-time PCR Protein isolation, immunoprecipitation, Western blotting, ELISA siRNA, shRNA, CRISPR/CAS knockout experiments

Animal Work:

  • Xenograft transplantation and passage in mice

  • Genotyping and crossing of transgenic mice

Data Collection, record keeping, and data presentation:

  • Maintains accurate, detailed records of experimental design and results

  • Accurate recording of experimental data and protocols Presentation of data through text, graphs, slides, figures, and tables

  • Stays current with literature and incorporates literature to experimental design and presentations

  • Confers with supervisors with regards to results, new procedures, and modifications necessary for completion of project

Laboratory Safety/Lab Equipment Maintenance:

  • Demonstrates and practices lab safety precautions

  • Monitor and anticipate laboratory needs

  • Know procedure for repair of maintenance of lab equipment

  • Develop, record, and maintain a central repository of plasmids, bacteria, and adenovirus, using stocks developed by each lab member

  • Additional routine lab maintenance tasks such as record keeping of lab stocks, routine wipe tests, and preparation of sterile plastic ware for the lab; and other tasks assigned by the supervisor

Other duties as assigned

Required Education:

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

Required Experience:

One year 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: 156184

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 42,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 63,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No