MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Assistant - Dr. Nicholas Navin's Laboratory (qPCR, PCR, Tissue Culture) in Houston, Texas
The Navin Laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center is a cancer genomics and computational biology research lab. Our laboratory has pioneered the development of single cell sequencing technologies. We apply these tools to study complex biological processes that occur in human cancers including transformation, clonal evolution, invasion, metastasis and chemoresistance evolution. These processes have previously been difficult to study with genomic technologies using bulk tissues.
The ideal candidate will have experience with qPCR, PCR and tissue cultures.
The primary purpose of the Senior Research Assistant position is to process blood and dissociate tissue samples and prepare them for next-generation sequencing experiments. The secondary purpose is to maintain laboratory equipment, samples and reagents.
Dissociate human tissue samples and prepare them for NGS compatible experiments
Processes blood samples and prepares plasma DNA sequencing libraries
Tissue sectioning: Microtome or Cryostat
Tissue Staining - e.g. H&E stain
Prepares libraries for single cell sequencing and next-generation sequencing libraries
Performs tissue and cell culture work
PCR, qPCR, DNA, RNA isolation and Quality Control
Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment
Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested
Writes protocols and performs molecular biology experiments
Assists with administrative responsibilities associated with collecting human tumor samples
Isolates single cells for genomic analysis
Isolates plasma samples, PBMCs, and other samples as needed for genomic analysis
Assists with the maintenance of laboratory equipment and the overall organization of the lab
Maintains records of human samples received, data produced and their location
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: qPCR, PCR and tissue culture experience.
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Requisition ID: 142998
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Soft
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,200
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 58,800
Science Jobs: Yes