Research Assistant II

Houston, Texas
January 13 2021
Organization Type
Research Assistant II

Mantle Cell Lymphoma Laboratory

Essential Job Functions:

- Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects.

- Functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments.

- Designs, develops or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results.

- Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems.

- Plans training and research work activity for assigned laboratory and research personnel.

- Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures.

- Compiles, writes and submits project results to mentor.

Animal Work:

- Will maintain mouse colonies including breeding and genotyping. Perform minor surgeries and maintain patient-derived xenograft animal models

- Lead in vivo experiments through planning and performing the appropriate treatments, health monitoring, data collection and organization.

- Process and evaluate samples collected from mice.

In Vitro:

- Maintain human cell line in vitro cultures.

- Perform in vitro culture work with sterile techniques.

- Generate cell lines from human and mouse tissues.

- Analyze cells through the utilization of western blotting and flow cytometry.

Education Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences. 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.

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