Research Investigator - Dr. Pavan Bachireddy 's Laboratory

Houston, Texas
March 26 2021
Organization Type
The primary purpose of the Research Investigator position is to apply technical expertise to coordinate, design, and carry out research projects while following standard operating procedures for Dr. Pavan Bachireddy's laboratory.


Laboratory Operations: Provides oversight of the management of a laboratory that has 1-3 experimentalists.

Data Collection and Analysis: Plans, conducts, analyzes, and prepares final reports of in vitro biochemical pharmacology experiments with cell lines and primary human tumor cells.

Equipment: Oversees equipment functioning and initiation of actions for repairs and maintenance as needed.


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

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

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

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.

Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related.

Required: Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required 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.

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