Research Investigator

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
April 20 2021
Ref
139273
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Research Investigator is to assist the Principal Investigator and other Faculty members with scientific research projects. Learns and adapts techniques for use in experiments, plans and assists training and research work activity for research personnel. Supervises use of laboratory equipment, implements safety procedures, maintains records, compiles, manage and maintain laboratory, ordering and maintaining supplies, equipment, media, reagents, etc., manages animal experiment protocol of the lab, writes and submits project results to superiors.

KEY FUNCTIONS

1.) Manage and maintain laboratory, ordering and maintaining supplies, equipment, media,
reagents, etc., setting up experiments and supplies needed to perform projects. Manage animal experiment protocols and maintain lab safety documents.
2.) Perform technical laboratory duties, techniques, in vivo and in vitro experiments, molecular
mechanism of combination of molecular targeted anti-cancer agents, radiation of cells,
3.) Training and supervising other research personnel on techniques and equipment procedures
4.) Maintenance of laboratory safety procedures and records and facilities
5.) Collect, analyze, plot data using appropriate software applications, store and record data on computer and lab notebooks
6.) Assist in writing of scientific papers for publication, grant applications and presentations at scientific meetings
7.) Other duties as assigned .

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position requires:
Working in Office Environment ______ No ___X___ Yes
Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic) X No ______ Yes
Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues ______ No X Yes
Exposure to harmful chemicals ______ No X Yes
Exposure to radiation ______ No X Yes
Exposure to animals ______ No X Yes

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:
Time Spent
Never
0% Occasionally
1-33% Frequently
34-66% Continuously
67-100%
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Reaching X
Lifting/Carrying
Up to 10 lbs X
10lbs to 50 lbs X
More than 50 lbs X
Pushing/Pulling
Up to 10 lbs X
10lbs to 50 lbs X
More than 50 lbs X
Use computer/keyboard X

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

Preferred: Master's degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

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