Research Assistant I

Houston, Texas
March 26 2021
Organization Type
The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to demonstrate technical skills performing biological assays in cell cultures while following standard operating procedures for the laboratory.


Research Duties:

* Monitors mice and administration of drugs to mice via gavage or ip route in animal facility.

* Assists students and postdocs with animal surgery and breeding.

* Carries out tissue culture and bacterial culture.

* Prepares reagents and restocks consumables.

* Performs molecular biological experiments such as Western blots.

* Participates and helps other laboratory members to promote ongoing projects in the laboratory.

* Compiles and analyzes data.

* Presents organized data to manager for discussion.

* Uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Graphic and Statistical programs to create charts, posters, and reports as needed to reflect research results.

* Adheres to protocols for each project.

* Communicates with vendors to discuss products and purchase related issues.

* Helps organize laboratory meetings and seminars.

* Helps others in the implementation of new techniques as needed.

Equipment & Safety:

* Maintains laboratory equipment in clean, working order.

* Keeps up-to-date contact information for service technicians for equipment maintenance.

* Organizes storage of laboratory equipment/consumables to best optimize space efficiency and overall laboratory safety.

Collaboration & Record Keeping:

* Works in a collaborative and supportive manner with others.

* Focuses on the tasks and exhibits meticulous work habits.

* Records and evaluates data in accordance with routine data management in the laboratory.

* Keeps data well organized and easily accessible.

Other duties as assigned.


Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.

Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.

Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.

Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.

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

Required: No experience.

Preferred: Mice 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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