Research Assistant II

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
March 18 2021
Ref
138444
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II is to provides technical and coordination skills in carrying out various research projects and impact laboratory research activities.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Laboratory Operations

Manages the day-to-day operational functions in the lab - lab orders, ensures regulatory chemical/waste management compliance, receiving and cataloging supplies, maintaining supply inventory, performs quarterly lab "self" inspections.

Laboratory Organizer

Maintains accurate inventory of laboratory supplies. Organizes and maintains sufficient quantities of tissue culture supplies. Accurately enters, analyzes and stores all data in the lab computer. Demonstrates a working knowledge of safety procedures. Stocks and maintains an up-to-date record of cultured cells.

Laboratory Animal In-Charge

Manage and maintain the lab's mouse colony by breeding, genotyping, euthanizing animals and performing injections and surgical procedures as needed Perform daily animal care and health check. Routine husbandry such as weaning and ear-tagging.

Education
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.

Experience
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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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