Research Assistant II - Cancer Biology

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 primary purpose of the Research Assistant II is to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various molecular biology and mouse research projects. We are seeking a highly motivated enthusiastic person to help a senior researcher in a dynamic lab with numerous opportunities to learn cutting-edge cancer research.

Key Functions
  • Coordinates and conducts mouse, molecular biology and other (e.g. histopathology, flow cytometry, mammalian cell culture) experiments and carries out research projects.
  • Operates laboratory apparatus and equipment.
  • Reads literature and confers with supervisor regarding new procedures.
  • Records and evaluates data obtained in accordance with methods requested.
  • Employ safe laboratory practices.
  • Performs other duties as required.


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

Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.


Required: 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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