Research Investigator - Translational Molecular Pathology - Single Cell

Houston, Texas
May 27 2021
Organization Type

The primary purpose of the Research Investigator (RI) position is to establish single-cell omics workflows for tissues in the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology Department (TMP) and Division of Pathology/Laboratory Medicine.


Caring Behaviors
  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.

Integrity Behaviors
  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
  • Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors
  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.


Develops laboratory workflows for single cell protocols. Establish single-cell -omics workflows for tissues, including but not limited to single-cell DNA sequencing, spatial transcriptomics of frozen-fixed and paraffin embedded tissues as well as tissue single-nucleus RNA sequencing.

Data Analysis for translational cancer research Compiles analysis generated, records results in concordance with standard methodology of the Department, and submits results to the PI of the lab. Works with bioinformatics collaborators during developing these tissue-based single-cell omics workflows.

Laboratory Maintenance and Project Coordination Help with maintaining lab functions if needed, such as completing EHS laboratory safety training annually.

Other duties as assigned

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

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