Research Assistant II

Houston, Texas
October 16 2020
Organization Type
Research Assistant II

Job Responsibilities

Laboratory research and data collection

Laboratory Research Conducts experiments in the area of natural product research including sterile cell culture, biomarker analyses, in vitro anticancer activity testing, and in vivo antitumor efficacy examination. Develops new and novel procedures for carrying out assigned research by reading literature and conferring with peers and supervisors; develop protocols for new procedures and implements new procedures. Accurately records data, correctly evaluates data and interprets data using appropriate computer software and methods requested. Trains other laboratory personnel in procedures as needed.

Human specimen handling

Properly handle human study specimen including saliva, blood, tissue blocks and slides, and others. Maintain accurate records with patient sample information lab analyses results. Take inventory and ensure a good record of the location of each sample.

Laboratory Maintenance

Prepare laboratory supply orders; keeps laboratory well stocked and operational.

Education Required: Bachelor'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.

Experience Preferred: Animal work

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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