Research Assistant II - Mouse Facility

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 24 2021
Ref
140256
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 Assistant II is to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various research projects. Impacts laboratory research activities of high volume mice colonies.

Key Functions
  • Responsible for coordinating and performing daily animal care of transgenic mice and health flagging. Routine husbandry such as weaning, toe and tail docking, making doxy water, etc.
  • Ensure the ventilated cage rack system and automated drinking water system are operating correctly and reports alarms or malfunctions to supervisor immediately.
  • Ensure cleanliness and sanitation of animal housing and ancillary areas.
  • Records data in the appropriate hardcopy of electronic system. Ensure that data is entered in a timely manner.
  • Ensures the correct animal identification is placed on animals. Confers and reports any discrepancies to the supervisor.
  • Assists with lab ordering and organization and ensures supplies are adequately stocked.
  • Maintains environment cleanliness.
  • Assist the supervisor with ensuring compliance with federal/MDACC safety requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions

This position requires :

Yes

No

Working in Office Environment

X

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

X

Exposure to harmful chemicals

X

Exposure to radiation

X

Exposure to animals

X

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 with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred: Master's degree with major co urse works in one of the basic sciences.

Experience

Required: Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work.No experience required with preferred degree.

Perferred: Mouse handling 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