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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Scientist in Houston, Texas

Senior Research Scientist

The particular goals of the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology are to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and to advance the treatment and prevention of aerodigestive cancers through innovative clinical and laboratory research.Our investigations involve many of the most promising molecularly-targeted agents and combinations of agents currently known. We emphasize rigorous study conduct and impeccable study design, and many of our studies have been developed through cooperative group mechanisms. The Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology staff directly responsible for patient care is comprised of 20 physicians, 13 research nurses, two inpatient mid-level providers and 10 outpatient mid-level providers. Our physician team includes nine physicians who care only for thoracic medical oncology patients in the Thoracic Center, one medical oncologist who treats head/neck patients in the Head/Neck Center and 10 medical oncologists who treat both lung cancer and head/neck cancer patients in those respective outpatient clinic areas.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Research Activities

-Work with the Principal Investigator in the experimental direction of laboratory research projects.

-Independently designs and initiates research experiments.

-Lead and oversee research on studies that require cell culture, high throughput drug screens, genomic library preparation, and molecular mutagenesis including CRISPR/CAS9.

-Develop transgenic mouse models.

-Keep abreast of new technologies to enhance research efforts.

-Oversee scientific progress in the lab.

-Oversee quality of research experimental design.

-Assign and review the work of lab personnel and monitor research progress.

-Develop and maintain standard procedures and protocols to ensure the quality and integrity of procedures performed and the overall operation of the lab.

-Lead and work collaboratively with research lab manager to ensure maintenance of equipment and supply inventory.

-Oversee proper laboratory techniques are followed for the use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures.

-Maintain assertiveness and flexibility in approaching new techniques and responsibilities, utilizing good work habits and time management skills.

-Ensure safety procedures are followed for chemicals and hazardous in the laboratory.

Personnel and Research Progress Management

  • Collaborates with Primary Investigator to recruit and hire laboratory personnel.

-Manages Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students in the laboratory.

-Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained and evaluates research data and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems.

-Manage day-to-day tasks of students & fellow personnel.

-Assign and review the work of subordinates and monitor workflow.

-Reviews and evaluates research activity of fellow and graduate students.

-Functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments.

-Plan and supervise the training of subordinate personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, the use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures.

-Monitor and anticipate laboratory needs in terms of equipment and supplies.

Maintenance of experimental records and presentation of findings.

-Maintain an up-to-date, organized, and legible laboratory journal that records all experiments in detail and ensure that subordinates do the same.

-Utilize image analysis system and/or microscope to analyze data and examine results.

-Compile, write, and submit project results to supervisor.

-Prepare scientific documents and manuscripts for publication.

-Presents findings of research projects to professional groups and prepares scientific documents for publication.

-Maintain an up-to-date, organized, and legible laboratory journal that records all experiments in detail and ensure that subordinates do the same.

-Utilize image analysis system and/or microscope to analyze data and examine results.

-Compile, write, and submit project results to supervisor.

-Prepare scientific documents and manuscripts for publication.

-Presents findings of research projects to professional groups and prepares scientific documents for publication.

-Prepare oral and written reports about the progress of various projects.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required: Ph.D. in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree.

Experience Required: Three 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 135104

  • 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) 59,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 88,800

  • Science Jobs: No

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