Research Assistant II - Hematopathology

Houston, Texas
May 29 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
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.

The primary purpose of a Research Assistant II is to provide routine technical assistance in performing assigned duties of various research projects


Research Laboratory Functions

1. Perform routine Molecular Biology & Immunology experiments.
2. Generating Tissue Microarray (TMA) and testing panels of biomarkers.
3. Assist in the collection of tissue culture and protein, RNA, DNA analysis; perform experiments in cell-based assays, Western blotting, and PCR assays.

Record Keeping

1. Record keeping of all lab work including experiments performed and database of samples received & processed.

General Laboratory Maintenance & Supplies

1. Help in maintenance of general lab equipment and assist with Lab inspection.
2. Prepare common laboratory stock chemicals; Submit all orders for the lab and maintains supplies inventory.
3. Monitor sufficient supply of liquid nitrogen to maintain the best temperature for frozen samples.

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

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.

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