Research Assistant II

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
April 02 2021
Ref
138902
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 2019 rankings.

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II position is to provide technical assistance in carrying out various research.

Animal and Laboratory Studies
Perform laboratory studies using complex techniques including tissue culture, nucleic acid and protein extraction, RT-PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry. Presents results of experiments on a regular basis to principal investigator. Perform in vivo studies using mouse models. RAII will prepare cells for injection, drugs for treatment, and process tissues at the end of an experiment.

Organize Experiments, Protocols, and Databases
Maintain clear record of all experimental work performed in laboratory notebooks and complete all documentation with clear and accurate language. RAII will compile and review data, write reports, and present in lab group meetings.

Communication and Team Work
Clear written and oral communication skills are required. RAII will collaborate with multidisciplinary team, including faculty, laboratory scientists, and clinical researchers and contribute to the study designs of ongoing projects.
Assists in ordering, maintenance and preparation of laboratory reagents and buffers.

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

Education 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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