Research Scientist - Good Manufacture Practices (GMP)

Houston, Texas
February 24 2021
Organization Type
The Cancer Biology department has a long history of being a leader in the field of basic and translational cancer biology research. The department emphasizes the training of students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows in the fundamentals of tumor biology to improve the outcomes of patients with malignancies. The department has built a program with close ties to many clinical departments to facilitate information exchange between the laboratory and the clinic. As such, faculty in the department are investigators on NIH funded collaborative cancer biology research grants. In addition, there are several physician-scientists who have joint appointments in Cancer Biology, facilitating the exchange of clinically-relevant information between the laboratory and the clinic.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in Good Manufacture Practices (GMP), virology, extracellular vesicles/exosomes biology, and pharmacology.

The primary purpose of the Research Scientist position is to apply technical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, design, supervise and carry out research projects. The Research Scientist will report directly to Dr. Kalluri, will work in teams and independently, and will supervise the work of research assistants and trainees. The Research Scientist candidate must possess expertise in Good Manufacture Practices, including implementation of protocols and documentation for certification. The candidate must demonstrate working knowledge of large-scale mammalian cell culture, transfection of cells, and quality assessment of cellular products.

Research Design and Implementation

Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and participates in scientific research projects.

Reviews Research Results

Assigns and reviews work of subordinates, determines specific goals or objectives to be attained, evaluates resulting research data and revises techniques or approaches to work problems. Ensures the appropriate capture and maintenance of scientific records.

Maintains Equipment

Supervises the design, development or adapting of equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results. Plans and supervises the training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, the use of laboratory equipment and safety procedures.

Writes Reports

Compiles, writes and submits reports to superior.

Data Analysis

Analyzes and evaluates research data and revises techniques and approaches to work problems. Works with the Principal Investigator on projects in the area of exosomes biology, drug development, and tumor biology. Participates in adopting new techniques and learning new skills to enhance research efforts.


Required: PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree


Required: With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific work.

Preferred: Good Manufacture Practices experience.

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.