Research Assistant II - Translational Molecular Pathology

Houston, Texas
February 23 2021
Organization Type

Laboratory Research/Projects: Assists with research projects; performs supervised research; plans, designs and implements research projects; prepares and maintains culture media, reagents, and grows tissue culturing cells; performs various assays; sterilizes equipment; interprets experimental test data; performs tissue processing including samples for single cell analyses and blood samples; cuts, stains and mounts specimens; helps maintain laboratory in a clean, orderly and safe condition

Coordinate Laboratory: Sets-up and operates various scientific apparatus; sets-up and maintains incubators and tissue culture hoods, maintains equipment, centrifuges, incubators, homogenizers, and various microscopes. Assists maintaining lab members' training records, lab inspection and placing orders for the laboratory.

Other duties as assigned. . Compiles processes and analyzes data; records research procedures and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers. Help improve protocols and novel technologies under development.

Other duties as assigned


Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Develop Oneself - Pursue learning and self-development; actively seek feedback; transfer learning into next steps; set high standards of performance; drive for results and achievement.

Innovative Thinking - Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

Equipment Usage and Safety Preparedness - Employee maintains expectations for safety preparedness, including but not limited to: Orientation to new equipment, Employee Education Event, CPR training, fire drills.

Professionalism - Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the heath care team.

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.

Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.

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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