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 2018
rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive
cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II position is to
assist in all animal experiments including animal breeding,
maintenance of animal colonies, performing tobacco carcinogen and
drug treatments in mice, assisting in tissue harvest of mice and
assist the laboratory in performing various molecular and
immunological analyses of mouse samples including
immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, QPCR, and
western blotting. The RAII must be able to provide technical and
coordination skills in carrying out various research projects,
coordinates procedures, and performs technical laboratory duties in
accordance with general and/or specific plans, with the main focus
on mouse studies including model building, preclinical trials,
mouse husbandry, and tissue culture work.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Laboratory Procedures Standard laboratory procedures including
but not limited to: bead-based Luminex assay, ELISA, western
blotting, PCR/RTPCR, and extraction of DNA, RNA, and protein from
tissues and cells.
Tissue Culture Basic tissue culture including work with
retroviruses and lentiviruses.
Laboratory and Animal Maintenance Maintains Lab Functions to
include ordering of supplies and ensures lab equipment is
maintained in good operating order. Maintain animal husbandry and
breeding, mouse colonies and maintaining a database of all
Collaboration Work as a member of a team and assist coworkers in
the execution of their research projects. Must have excellent
command of oral and written English skills.
Other duties as assigned
Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of
the basic sciences.
Required: Two years experience in scientific or experimental
research work. No experience required with preferred degree.
Preferred: Previous experience in animal work (including animal
husbandry, mouse colony management, treatment of animals,
harvesting tissues from mice, mouse imaging) as well as standard
laboratory procedures including immunofluorescence,
immunohistochemistry, western blotting, PCR, and DNA/RNA
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.
- Requisition ID: 140201
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
- Work Week: Days
- Fund Type: Hard
- Pivotal Position: Yes
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,500
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,000
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