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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Scientist (part-time non-benefits eligible) in Houston, Texas

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Research Activities

-Oversee research projects including research design, technical development and organizing data.

-Oversee research assistants, trainees and investigators that are working on the same or parallel projects. This includes planning and organizing the experiments as well as oversight to ensure each responsible party is completing their tasks.

-Oversee and facilitate studies involving molecular profiling and animal projects.

-Coordinate intake of patient samples related to project and keep current and accurate records.

-Participate in the development and revision of technical protocols.

-Develop and maintain standard procedures and protocols related to the research project.

-Maintain procedures and protocols that ensure the quality and integrity of procedures performed.

-Serve as a resource person to provide training and current protocol information and guidance to trainees in the lab and other investigators in the group as needed.

-Perform research projects and prepare written reports to the director as needed.

Preparation of original manuscripts and grant proposals

-Supports the principal investigator in writing and editing medical/scientific manuscripts, abstracts, grant proposals, book chapters, prepares and finalizes slide presentations, spreadsheets, posters, newsletter material, and other documents substantively and developmentally.

-Extracts medical and scientific information and provides lay language versions when required. Resulting written products/materials should demonstrate knowledge of subject matter in multiple subject areas of translational science, specifically in lung cancer.

-Works effectively on several projects at one time, establishes project schedules, and meets established deadlines.

-Assists the principal investigator and collaborators in determining the specific goals or objectives to be attained, particularly in preparing grant proposals.

-Collaborates with biostatistics, finance, and scientific collaborators to ensure timely development of grant proposals.

-Prepares documents for publication by reviewing analyses and interpretations of data to ensure accuracy and alignment with research data. Ensure clarity of expression.

-Maintains files of all edited projects and final copies of manuscripts, grants, newsletters, and book chapters.

-Maintains files of reference materials, such as reprints of publications, in an up-to-date, organized, and easily accessible manner.

Clinical and translational data analysis.

-Reviews data and/or medical records to extract data points.

-Reviews and evaluates basic and translational research data, including laboratory correlative data, inventory with multiplatform datapoints and maintains organized records of all spreadsheets and inventories across preclinical, translational and clinical platforms.

-Provides sound data analysis and interpretation of results for manuscripts and grant research plans.

-Prepares data and information related to grants, abstracts, and manuscript submissions reporting translational and clinical data as needed.

Reporting, writing, and editing.

-Composes technical reports, abstracts, slide presentations, spreadsheets, posters, and progress reports on funded research for submission to corporate and federal sponsors, conferences, and scientific journals.

-Copyedits technical reports, proofreads galley proofs of manuscripts nearing publication.

-Prepares documents for publication by reviewing analyses and interpretations of data to ensure accuracy and alignment with research data.

-Ensures clarity of expression.

-Maintains files of all edited projects and final copies of manuscripts, grants, newsletters, and book chapters.

-Maintains files of reference materials, such as reprints of publications, in an up-to-date, organized, and easily accessible manner.

Inventory Control and Purchasing Activities

-Visually monitor inventories of consumable common supplies related to the research project and replace depleted items in a timely fashion to ensure continuity in lab experimental procedures.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required: PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree

Experience Required: 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 150632

  • Employment Status: Part-Time Not Benefits Eligible

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • 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

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