Research Investigator - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 15 2019
Ref
128251
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
MISSION STATEMENT
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.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Research Investigator position is to apply technical expertise and experience to coordinate, design, and carry out research projects in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Research Support
Assist the Principal Investigator with scientific research projects. Function in a separate and independent manner in initiating, planning and executing experiments to meet project goals, aims or objectives. Evaluate research data and interpret results. Determine specific goals or objectives to be obtained. Advance the aims of the project. Present findings and write articles for publication. Represent the lab at conferences and meetings. Compile, write and submit reports to superiors. Write grant proposals.

Expertise and Specialization
Support projects for which the incumbent is particularly qualified in terms of training and experience. Provide expertise in a specific line of investigation and/or expertise in a specialized area of knowledge, skills, training or technology. Evaluate research project results and develop appropriate responses to resolve problems. Review scientific findings/articles. Develop new approaches; introduce new technology; develop new methods and procedures. Exercise considerable independence in designing, developing, revising techniques that become core technology in the laboratory. Provide specialized training to laboratory personnel.

Laboratory Organization
Coordinate project related work flowing through the laboratory. Assign/review work of personnel working on the project. May monitor project spending. Perform other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

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

Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree

Certification: None

Preferred Certification: None

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

Preferred Experience: Experience in molecular biology techniques including cell culture, nucleic acid/protein extraction and analyses. Good record keeping and sound communication skills are essential.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Deadlines
Electrical
Exposure to animals
Exposure to Radiation
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Operating Equipment
Sedentary Environment
Wearing Protective Equipment
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness
Balancing
Bending/Stooping
Carrying
Depth Perception
Eye/Hand Coordination
Fine finger movement
Handling
Keyboarding
Lifting
Neck Movements
Night Vision
Olfactory Perception
Pushing/Pulling
Reaching
Sitting
Standing
Tactile Perception
Twisting
Visual Acuity
Visual Color Discrimination
Walking
Wrist Motion

Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%
Occasionally 11-33%
Constant 67-100%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%
Frequent 34-66%
Constant 67-100%

10-20 lbs

10-20 lbs

20-50 lbs

20-50 lbs

20-50 lbs

COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability
Appropriate Behavior
Attention to detail
Comprehending
Creativity
Critical Thinking
Following Instructions
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Interpersonal Skills
Mathematical Skills/Reasoning
Memorizing/Remembering
Multitasking
Oral Communication
Organizing
Performing in a Leadership Role
Problem Solving
Reading Skills/Comprehension
Responding in emergency situations
Selective Attention
Working Alone
Written Communication

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: 128251
  • 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) 46,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 57,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 69,000
  • Science Jobs: Yes

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