MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Research Assistant - Flow Cytometry in Houston, Texas

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.

The department of Leukemia is dedicated to quality patient care, innovative research, and developing more effective treatments for all types of leukemia. Clinical research conducted by our faculty and staff consistently translates into new leukemia therapies and advances overall knowledge of the disease.

The Sr Research Assistant provides supervision, special training to technical personnel and/or highly technical work in medical and related research projects.

The salary range is: min-$39,200, mid-$49,000 and max-$58,800.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs quality research in relation to current research projects, and other identified needs. Interprets results of experiments, and makes necessary changes in procedures when needed. Compiles data sheets.

  2. Responsible for providing laboratory services, including tissue culture, flow cytometry, FACS sorting, CyTOF analysis, processing research samples, and/or cataloging samples as needed. Interacts with the principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel in communicating experimental design and results.

  3. Performs and coordinates scientific experiments in a collaborative effort with other technicians, postdoctoral fellows, and staff members. Monitors work flow as it pertains to the need for supplies, equipment maintenance and stock solutions. Performs preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment. Trains new staff members on laboratory techniques. Provides ongoing quality control of all laboratory procedures.

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

Preferred: Mouse handling and flow cytometry experience.

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