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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Assistant - Experimental Therapeutics in Houston, Texas

Senior Research Assistant - Experimental Therapeutics


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute


The primary purpose of the Senior Research Assistant position is to provide supervision, special training to technical personnel, and/or highly technical work in medical and related research projects. The Senior Research Assistant conducts experiments in the area of molecular and cellular biology of cancer.


Strong applicants will have knowledge or skills in one or more of the following areas:

• Mouse handling & colony maintenance

• Tumor immunology & cancer immunotherapy

• In vivo mouse models

• Cell culture of cancer cell lines & primary cells

• Multi-color flow cytometry (FACS) & cell sorting

• Single-cell RNA-seq & ATAC-seq

• Data analysis & interpretation


Maintaining mouse colonies (weaning, genotyping etc.) and assisting postdoctoral researchers with experiments, tumor models and murine disease models. Eager to embrace the challenges and opportunities associated with building a new lab and establishing yourself as a lab manager.

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

Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree.

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

Preferred Experience - Animal experience (mice)

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: 168228

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 62,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 75,000

  • 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