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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Scientist - part-time 20 hours in Houston, Texas


The Research Scientist will help a vibrant laboratory focused on lung cancer development with various experiments. The Research Scientist will assist in processing human airway and lung tissue samples for bulk and single-cell sequencing analyses. The RI will also aid in spatial transcriptomics of normal and cancer tissues. The RI will help processing fresh human and murine tissue samples for producing single-cell RNA and TCR/BCR libraries. The RI will also assist in performing validation by immunohistochemistry and other imaging techniques.


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.


Technical Functions Function in an independent manner, and have the ability to design research experiments for generating and analyzing big data elements.

With the help of supervisor, develops a step-by-step protocols to conduct the experiments and helps in publications, grants or protocols.

Laboratory Operation Analyses of single-cell RNA, spatial transcriptomics and TCR/BCR sequencing data.

Design validation of targets by immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and imaging techniques.

Perform technical laboratory duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans.

Collaboration and Presentation Interacts and participates in collaborative studies inside and outside MD Anderson.

Trains other research personnel and students on established analytical methods

Presents research data at internal and external meetings and conferences

Prepare final reports in the format requested for the data generated by suggested due date

Willingness to learn and to help others in the implementation of new techniques

Data Maintenance Enter and maintain data from research activities in notebook/computer databases as appropriate.

Performs and documents all required quality control/quality assurance.

Maintains accurate, detailed records and experimental data and protocols

Prepares graphs, slides and tables via photography, computer, or manually.

Collaborates or assists supervisor and senior research staff with preparation of reports and grant requests.

Acquires and maintains proficiency in computer functions.

Able to work with database, graphing and word processing computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word and Prism

Must be able to fully communicate results and understand instructions from principal investigator and colleagues.

Other duties as assigned

PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 151045

  • Employment Status: Part-Time Benefits Eligible

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 82,000

  • Science Jobs: No