Research Assistant II - Symptom Research

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 16 2020
Ref
135628
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II position is to provide technical support in carrying out research projects on neuroimmune mechanisms of pain.

* Perform laboratory techniques such as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, cell culture, PCR, and western blots.

* Perform other rat and mouse behavioral experiments, drug administrations, use surgical techniques, and harvest tissues, such as spinal cord, brain and dorsal root ganglion.

* Ability to plan, coordinate and execute experiments independently
Ability to statistically analyze data generated from experiments and present at laboratory meetings.

* Maintains legible notebook and/or organized database of research data, retrieves and interprets data from multiple sources.

* Coordinates with other personnel as necessary in carrying out research projects.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

No

__ X__ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

___ X___ No

Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

______ No

X Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

______ No

X Yes

Exposure to radiation

X No

______ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

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. Neuroscience or Biochemistry is a plus.

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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