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Research Investigator

Company: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Research Investigator

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 Investigator applies technical expertise and experience to coordinate, design and carry out research projects.


Research and Design Activities

Assists supervisor with scientific research projects. Designs, develops research especially about cell and gene immunotherapy, obtain desired results. Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data. Plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in scientific research projects. Participates in research activities developing new and innovative techniques, developing and implementing support systems to document research results. Applies technical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, design, and carry out research projects. Coordinates all activities relating to the collection of the research specimen which can be obtained from various sources, such as from the cord blood, buffy coat, bone marrow aspirate or biopsy. Assisting supervisor do basic and preclinical research especially focused on the new cell and gene therapies development and oversees sample processing, data collection, and data analysis. Performs independent data analysis.

Lab Operations

Using research knowledge and expertise to perform immunotherapy research, including gene and cell therapy basic and preclinical research. Coordinate, implement, and evaluate the various activities, functions, and procedures involving the daily activity within the research group, initiative and inventiveness in planning and executing the details of experiments and in evaluating and interpreting the results. Prepare samples to be submitted to other Core labs for further analysis. Responsible for major participation in the development and revision of techniques. Collaborates or assists with supervisor with preparation of reports and grant requests. Perform various experiments and laboratory techniques, especially lymphocyte cell culture and immune therapy, especially cell and gene therapy, animal injection and animal surgery, tissue processing, immunohistochemical staining, PCR, and flow cytometry.

Training and Publications

Responsible for training junior staff to work in selected technical areas. Compiles, writes and evaluates data for publication purposes and submits project results to PI in appropriate digital format.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required - Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Experience Required - Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

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: 158597
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days, Varied, Weekends
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 70,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 84,000
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Referral Bonus Available?: No
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
  • Science Jobs: Yes

Keywords: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston , Research Investigator, Other , Houston, Texas

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