MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Scientist, Experimental Radiation Oncology in Houston, Texas

Senior Research Scientist, Experimental Radiation Oncology

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Research at

Radiation Oncology - Research 900097

Requisition #: 117028

The primary purpose of the Senior Research Scientist position in the Experimental Radiation Oncology department at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to apply technical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, design, supervise and carry out research projects relating to the generation and analysis of PDX breast cancer models.

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 2017 rankings.

It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. Since 1944, more than 1.2 million patients have sought out MD Anderson's expertise.

The institution pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to research-driven care. In Fiscal Year 2016, MD Anderson invested more than $787.3 million in research.

Salary Range

Minimum: $59,200 Midpoint: $74,000 Maximum: $88,800

Key Functions

  • Studies and trials - Responsible for running biomarker studies and pre-clinical trials in PDX models.

  • Tumor tissue acquisition - Coordinates tumor tissue acquisition from surgeons, radiologists and pathologists and isolates tumors for analysis.

  • Training and oversight - Develops approaches for training and oversight of other research scientists and junior staff on all aspects including data and literature compilation and analysis. Reviews documents as needed prior to publication.

  • Mouse surgeries - Conducts complex mouse surgeries.

  • Reports and data - Writes and edits reports as needed, manuscripts, abstracts, protocols (animal and laboratory) and grants; compiles, writes, and submits reports as needed; analyzes and manipulates research data; prepares and presents data for publication or scientific meetings; maintains current and accurate records of research data; and, obtains and distributes pertinent research material/data.


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


Required: Five 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.