Research Assistant II - Translational Molecular Pathology (IHC)

Houston, Texas
August 27 2019
Organization Type

The Immunohistochemistry Laboratory (IHC) translates immunopofiling data into research that is clinically applicable and can aid in the treatment and outcome of future cancer patients. The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II position is to assist in the preparation of tissue specimens for diagnostic and research experiments. The scope of the position is to carry out laboratory research projects in the laboratory of immunohistochemistry (IHC) understanding the functions of IHC, immunofluorescence and western blot (WB). Technical experience working with cell lines is desirable. 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.


Operate Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining on automated systems. Performing IHC validation, optimization, troubleshooting and staining using up to date

Scanning of IHC slides for digital pathology analysis.

Operate the Aperio scanner system to digitally scan IHC slides for pathology analysis, and to troubleshoot small technical problems.

Develop novel techniques for IHC analysis of biomarkers on tissue samples.

To research, update and upgrade novel techniques for IHC including multiplex IHC (MultiOmyx, Vectra) for complex research projects involving immunoprofiling.

Laboratory Maintenance

Maintains Lab Functions to include ordering of supplies and ensures lab equipment is maintained in good operating order.

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences. Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree. 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.

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