Genetics - Research Assistant II (Molecular Biology)

Houston, Texas
April 09 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The Genetics department is a basic science department located in the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building at the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The focus is on advancing knowledge of the molecular genetic mechanisms that regulate normal and abnormal cellular processes. Research grant support totals approximately 10 million dollars in annual direct costs.

Primary Key Function:

•Dissociate human tissue samples and prepare them for NGS compatible experiments

•Perform single cell sequencing experiments

•Tissue sectioning: Microtome or Cryostat

•Tissue Staining - e.g. H&E stain

•Cell Culture

other functions:

Aids in all project sample collections including, but not limited to tissue banks, collaborators, clinical samples, etc.

•Prepares libraries for single cell sequencing and next-generation sequencing libraries

•Performs tissue and cell culture work

•PCR, qPCR, DNA, RNA isolation and Quality Control

•Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment

•Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested

•Writes protocols and performs molecular biology experiments

•Assists with administrative responsibilities associated with collecting human tumor samples

•Isolates single cells for genomic analysis

•Isolates plasma samples, PBMCs, and other samples as needed for genomic analysis

•Assists with the maintenance of laboratory equipment and the overall organization of the lab

•Maintains records of human samples received, data produced and their location

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

Preferred: Master's degree in Molecular Biology or related field.

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

Preferred: Molecular biology and genetic research 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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