MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II in Houston, Texas
Research Assistant II
Works with principal investigators in the Department of Urology on research projects associated with urological malignancies. Works with other lab members on these projects including urological fellows, graduate students, postdoctoral fellow, and fellow research staff members. Should be able to perform and coordinate research projects with minimal guidance from faculty.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects.
Functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments.
Designs, develops or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.
Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems.
Plans training and research work activity for assigned laboratory and research personnel.
Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures.
Compiles, writes and submits project results to superiors.
Will maintain mouse colonies including breeding and genotyping. Perform minor surgeries including direct orthotopic injections and necropsy. Will maintain patient-derived xenograft animal models.
Maintain human cell line in vitro cultures. Perform in vitro culture work with sterile techniques. Generate cell lines from human and mouse tissue.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.
Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.
Two years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with the preferred degree.
Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field. Previous animal work.
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
Requisition ID: 136560
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
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: Yes