Research Scientist - Histopathology - Pathology experience

Houston, Texas
January 22 2021
Organization Type
**The ideal candidate will have extensive pathology experience.**


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The function of the Research Scientist position is to work in a multidisciplinary research pathology team, focused on scientific projects involving translational correlatives from ongoing clinical trials investigating genitourinary cancers. The research scientist will develop scientific projects, data management, data analysis and interpretation, as well as scientific communication of the findings. Expertise in histopathology and DNA/RNA extraction are required.


Pathology Technicality

Assess and annotate pathology blocks/slides for tumor obtained biospecimen in conjunction with a pathologist. Assist in obtaining pathology blocks from outside institutions and maintain database regarding these specimens.

Data Management

1. Create scientific content for immunoprofiling and DNA/RNA analysis protocols involving human tissue specimens, and respond to contingencies, revisions, etc. as needed.

2. Assist the PI in data analysis, preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.

3. Assist the PI and other members of the research team in ordering, maintaining, and tracking research reagents and equipment.

Laboratory Research Coordination

Assist the PI and other members of the study team to coordinate laboratory research activities and daily lab research operation in conjunction with ongoing clinical studies.

Lab-Specific Technicality

Develop and perform scientific research projects on various tumor types. These projects focus on immunoprofiling, cancer genetics and epigenetics, and liquid biopsy techniques. Provide technical expertise in immunoprofiling studies and tissue/blood DNA/RNA analyses.

Clinical Biospecimen Processing

Collect, annotate, archive, and process biospecimen from ongoing clinical research studies. There will be a focus on blood collection and processing from venipuncture samples and DNA/RNA collection and processing from biopsy and surgery samples.


Oral Communication - Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement - Employee participates in on-going learning and demonstrates application of it in his/her role.

Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.

Written Communication - Convey information clearly and concisely through both formal and informal documents; adapt writing style to fit the audience.

Service Orientation
Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:
  • Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times.
  • Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures.
  • Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders
  • Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed.

PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific 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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