Research Assistant II

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 25 2021
Ref
140239
Discipline
Health Sciences
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

Assist in cloning and synthesis of novel plasmids for multiplex gene perturbation studies. Provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various cell and molecular biology research projects in Dr. Hart's Lab.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Cloning Development of custom vectors and pooled libraries for genetic perturbation studies.

Cell and molecular biology Basic cell and molecular biology experiments in pursuit of lab scientific goals.

Assay reproducibility Develop and disseminate protocols for custom cloning applications.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Operating Equipment
Wearing Protective Equipment

Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness
Eye/Hand Coordination
Fine finger movement
Standing
Wrist Motion

Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%

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COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability
Appropriate Behavior
Attention to detail
Comprehending
Critical Thinking
Following Instructions
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Mathematical Skills/Reasoning
Problem Solving
Reading Skills/Comprehension
Working Alone
Written Communication

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

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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