Research Technician

Houston, Texas
January 12 2021
Organization Type
Research Technician


Provides technical assistance in carrying out assigned duties of various research projects.


Conducts research experiments and projects.

Conducts experiments and research projects in scientific fields under the supervision of faculty, educational or classified research staff.

Operates laboratory apparatus and equipment.

Utilizes laboratory equipment to carry out experiments. Ordering drugs and mice for experiments

Data gathering and analysis.

Record and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested. Maintain and update records of cell lines, analytical and tissue samples generated in the laboratory, received from other laboratories.

In vitro laboratory research.

Perform all required laboratory tasks and experiments that include cell biological experiments like maintenance of cell lines, preparing cells for injection.

Learn and operate analytical instruments and software.

Learn and work with routine analytical software, and generate graphs and figures of data. Lear and operate specialized experiments like Seahorse Extracellular Flux analysis, and multicolor flow cytometry.

In vivo animal research.

Perform in vivo experiments which include implantation of cell lines; Perform daily drug treatments, tumor measurements, tissue harvests and downstream processing of harvested samples for generating tissues. This will constitute the bulk of the duties.

Other duties as assigned.

As directed by supervisor, and within the specified time frame. Transport samples and Perform experiments in off-site locations when needed.

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required: Two years of research experience. With preferred degree, no experience required.

Experience Preferred: Animal experience. Preferable animal surgical experience and post-surgical care.

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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