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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Scientist - Epigenetics & Molecular Carcinogenesis (Sahni Laboratory) in Houston, Texas

The Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis is an interdisciplinary, basic science research department that conducts groundbreaking research aimed at defining the mechanisms controlling normal cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, and survival as well as mechanisms controlling genome maintenance to identify the aberrations in these processes that drive cancer.

Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis (

The primary purpose of the Research Scientist position is to apply technical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, design, supervise and carry out research projects in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis.


Research Support

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and participates in scientific research projects.

  • Determines specific goals or objectives to be attained, evaluates resulting research data and revises techniques or approaches to resolve problems and advance the project.

  • Applies considerable scientific knowledge and experience in advancing the aims of the project.

  • Presents findings and writes articles for publication.

Expertise and Specialization

  • Provides highly specialized skills, knowledge and/or expertise that is essential to the success of the project.

  • Supervises the design, development or adapting of equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.

  • Develops innovative new approaches and/or new technology.

  • Plans and supervises the training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, the use of laboratory equipment and safety procedures.

Laboratory Organization

  • Responsible for oversight and supervision of the projects.

  • Assigns/reviews work of subordinates working on the projects.

  • Represents the lab at conferences and meetings.

  • Reviews scientific findings/articles.

  • Compiles, writes and submits reports to superiors.

  • Writes grant proposals.

  • May monitor project spending.


Required: Masters degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Preferred: Ph.D. in one of the natural sciences or related field.


Required: Four years of experience in experimental or scientific work. With PhD, no experience required.

Preferred: Animal work, molecular biology, Western blots, qPCR. Experience with NextGen sequencing and CRISPR genome editing is a plus.

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: 155345

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 64,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 80,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 96,600

  • 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