Research Asst I - Tissue culture

Houston, Texas
March 27 2021
Organization Type
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 2019 rankings.

It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. Since 1944, more than 1.2 million patients have sought out MD Anderson's expertise.

The institution pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to research-driven care. In Fiscal Year 2017, MD Anderson invested more than $844 million in research.

The Research Assistant I provides technical assistance in carrying out various research projects.

Lab Studies
Tissue culture - practicing sterile technique, maintaining cells in culture, banking cells, freezing cells, thawing cells, mycoplasma testing, cell authentication, passing single cell colonies, media preparation and cell treatment. Immunohistochemistry - tissue labeling, single and multiplex staining, antibody panel design and conjugation, imaging and microscopy.

Animal Work
Perform colony maintenance, mouse surgeries, drug treatment (some treatments are daily, hence, require attendance over the weekend), and related tissue processing work.

General and Miscellaneous Laboratory Duties
Be able to procure study subject biological samples and perform basic molecular biologic techniques including blood procuring, DNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, genotyping, cell culture, mutation assay and immunohistochemistry. Organize files and track study subject information and materials relevant to the molecular epidemiologic studies. Maintain proper function of laboratory as related to safety and regulatory guidelines. Order and maintain laboratory equipment. Participate in general laboratory supply and functions. Other duties as assigned.

Education Required:
Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences.

Experience Required:
No experience.

Preferred Experience:
Tissue culture and mouse 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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