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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Assistant - Cancer Biology / Hematological, Metabolic Disorders (Kalluri Laboratory) in Houston, Texas

The Cancer Biology department has a long history of being a leader in the field of basic and translational cancer biology research. The department emphasizes the training of students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows in the fundamentals of tumor biology to improve the outcomes of patients with malignancies.

Cancer Biology (

The Kalluri Laboratory

Our laboratory studies molecular mechanisms of genome instability using molecular and exciting novel mouse models for analysis and prediction of disease development and testing of targeted therapy strategies.

The primary purpose of the Senior Research Assistant is to breed and maintain mouse colonies, perform and assist with animal studies including but not limited to blood draw, drug and/or cell injections, anatomical measurements, tissue harvesting and processing downstream. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining animal safety standards and protocols, as well as for training other personnel in animal techniques.


Lab and Animal Studies

  • Generally aid and support the PI in all their research and laboratory efforts

  • Performing and assisting in animal experiments (breeding, weening, genotyping, bleeding, tissue harvesting, injections, downstream processing and analysis)

  • Performs animal maintenance (safety protocols and standards, record keeping of animal inventory)

  • Is able to train new members of the laboratory in animal techniques.

  • Standard molecular techniques and may perform tissue culture

  • Excitement to proactively learn new techniques and science

  • Other duties as required.


Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.


Required: Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred: Proficiency with standard molecular techniques and tissue cell culture. Understanding of hematological or metabolic disorders and cancer.

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: 156444

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 48,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 60,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 72,600

  • 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