Senior Research Assistant-Pediatrics-Research

Houston, Texas
October 14 2020
Organization Type

The primary purpose of the Senior Research Assistant position is to manage a large colony of experimental animals and conduct various assigned research projects.


Research Activities -Will assist with the generation of genetically engineered mouse models, breeding of animals, genotyping progeny and monitoring mice for tumor formation.
-Will perform IV, IP, and SQ injections and handle oral feeding for animals
-Will complete a wide array of experimental procedures including PCR, immunohistochemistry, DNA preparation, RNA extraction, flow cytometry, chromatin immunoprecipitation, Western blotting, bioluminescence assays, tissue culture (animal and human), and proliferation and cytotoxicity assays
-Assist lab members with various experimental techniques as needed

Mentorship and Training Verbally instructs, and visually demonstrates to new personnel and students the proper performance of all Standard Operating procedures.

Documentation and Record Keeping Maintaining an up-to-data, organized, accurate, and legible lab notebook that records all experiments and tests in detail.

Other duties as assigned

Required Degree: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.
Preferred Degree: MAster's Degree

Required Experience: Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred Experience:Preferred experience: Experience with non-viral transfection methods for human cells. Animal manipulation; surgeries and harvesting. Cell culture; both animal and human. Molecular and cellular biology techniques, including but not limited to DNA preparation and RNA extraction

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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