Research Assistant II - Symptom Research

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 15 2019
Ref
129467
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The Laboratories of Neuroimmunology consist of the research teams of five collaborating Principal Investigators who aim at understanding chronic pain, cognitive deficits and fatigue in response to cancer treatment.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Research Assistant II who is interested in performing biochemical and immunofluorescence-based analyses of mouse tissue in order to understand the mechanisms underlying pain and cognitive deficits as a result of cancer treatment. The research assistant will also assist with mouse handling and behavioral analyses. We highly value innovation, learning, hard work, creativity and an interactive, respectful and fun atmosphere. The research assistant will work with post-doctoral fellows under direct supervision of the principal investigator.

If you are interested in helping to understand the origin of cancer treatment related neurotoxic side effects and developing novel interventions to help improve the quality of life of cancer survivors in an internationally-renowned, well-funded group of scientists using a highly integrated and interdisciplinary approach in the number one cancer center, we are the perfect environment for you.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

* Collects tissues from mice to investigate the underlying mechanism of chemotherapy- and irradiation-induced cognitive impairment and neuropathy.

* Processes tissue, prepares sections, and performs immunofluorescence analysis.

* Performs Elisa, Western blotting, and Q-PCR.

* Records and evaluates data obtained in accordance with methods requested.

* Coordinates ordering lab supplies and uses equipment as needed.

* Other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

IC - Analytical Thinking:

* Gather relevant information systematically;

* Break down problems into simple components; and

* Make sound decisions.

IC - Build Relationships:

* Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; and

* Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.

IC - Innovative Thinking:

* Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; and

* Offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

TC-Practice-Based Learning & Improvement:

* Employee participates in on-going learning and demonstrates

application of it in his/her role.

EDUCATION:
Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.
Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

EXPERIENCE:
Required: 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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