MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Assistant in Houston, Texas
The Department primarily serves patients with cancers arising in the chest including lung and esophageal cancers, as well as less common thoracic malignancies. This site contains the Thoracic Surgery on-call schedule and clinical protocols.
The primary purpose of the Sr. Research Assistant position is to exercise considerable imagination, initiative and inventiveness in planning and executing the details of experiments and in evaluating and interpreting the results. Responsible for major participation in the development and revision of techniques, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment. Collaborates or assists with supervisor and senior research staff with preparation of reports and grant requests. Supervises technicians in their work and assists them as assigned or delegated.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Research and Development Research and Development in the areas of Molecular Biology, Immunology, Virology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry.
·Clinical sample receiving, record keeping, processing, testing and storing
·DNA & RNA isolation and plasmid purification
·Cell apoptosis detection
·XTT and colony formation assays
·Animal studies including intravenous injection
Other duties as assigned
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: None
Onsite Presence: Is Required
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
Requisition ID: 135815
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