MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis in Smithville, Texas
This position is located at the Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Research Center in Smithville, Texas.
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 Research Assistant II position provides technical and coordination skills to support core services in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis at the Science Park campus.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Perform technical laboratory duties or experimental tasks to supply information as part of a research service core laboratory. Perform duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans. Assists in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols. Processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms. Preparation of tissues, cell cultures, blood samples, and perform other laboratory duties, such as the handling of laboratory animals. Assist in general laboratory operation, ensures the laboratory is prepared for experiments, performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and assisting with monitoring and stocking supplies, preparation of stock solutions and other reagents. Collect and analyze data from experimental procedures and discuss results with the principal investigator. Document experimental results and maintain an organized laboratory notebook. Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies. May instruct other staff and students in basic laboratory techniques.
Expertise and Specialization
Apply basic background and experience in science to the application of laboratory techniques, using judgment, analysis and evaluation. Read literature and confer with superiors regarding new procedures, and modify them according to the needs of the project. Master complex skills and techniques used in the Core laboratory. Learn new skills or technology.
Coordinate procedures, assemble materials and contribute to the Core laboratory. Participate in ongoing learning and demonstrate application of it in carrying out assignments. Follow Core guidelines regarding order processing, handling of rush orders and special jobs. Alert superiors to problems with orders or with the queue. Interact with client user groups and alert superiors to problems/concerns. Perform other duties as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.
Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree.
Preferred Certification: None.
Experience: Two years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.
Preferred Experience: The position is to work in an antibody production core. Candidates with interest and/or background in antibodies and immunology should apply.
Onsite Presence: Is Required.
Exposure to animals
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Exposure to Radiation
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Fine finger movement
Visual Color Discrimination
Attention to detail
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: 131369
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) 34,400
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,600
Science Jobs: Yes