Research Assistant I - Immunology

Houston, Texas
September 15 2020
Organization Type
The Monoclonal antibodies Core facility located at the Immunology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center, is a laboratory devoted to generate monoclonal antibodies for all areas of research: basic, translational and preclinical or clinical research. We provide these developments as a service to our customers, helping them in their research, grant applications and publications. It represents a challenge because the projects are diverse for each investigators or group. It does not involve a particular project but many from across the institution.


Molecular Biology and Tissue Culture
  • Perform RNA isolation, plasmid purification, closing, etc.
  • Transfection/transduction of cell lines
  • Analyzes sequencing data, Blast analysis, use of DNAstar software
  • Cell culture, good sterile technique
  • Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)
  • Monoclonal Antibodies Generation Will participate in the complete process of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) generation

Analyze Data
  • Maintains notebooks and other records with clarity and completeness
  • Compiles, writes and submits project results and communicates potential problems with experiments to superiors
  • Maintains high laboratory standards with regard to quality and safety
  • Analyzes data to ensure integrity and efficiency
  • Employs safe work practices
  • Other duties as assigned


Required: Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences


Required: No experience

Preferred: Must be willing to work with mice

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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