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Senior Research Assistant

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jan 4, 2022

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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 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Position available in the Department of Experiment Radiation Oncology to work on translational cancer research projects in breast cancer. Will work with other lab members on these projects including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff members.

Job functions:

Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects. Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data, develops and revises techniques.


Maintain patient-derived xenograft animal models

Administration of drug therapies by oral gavage and/or intraperitoneal injection

Perform mouse necropsy

Process tissue for histology, DNA/RNA isolation and protein isolation

Molecular analytical techniques for gene and protein expression (PCR, RT-PCR, western, northern and Southern blot analysis.)

Perform genotyping in mouse lines in a timely manner and assist in various lab experiments

Perform cell-based experiments including Flow Cytometry and Luminex based labeling

Process clinical blood samples for chemokine/cytokine analysis

Process human sample (blood and saliva)

Perform immunohistochemistry staining on mouse and human tumor tissues.

Management of lab mouse colony

Maintain human cell line in vitro cultures

Other duties as assigned

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

: Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year of required experience

Preferred: 6-7 years of experience in scientific or experimental research work with a Bachelor's degree. 4-5 years of experience required with the preferred degree. Previous experience in rodent handling and maintenance.

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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