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Research Investigator- Molecular Biology

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Sep 24, 2021

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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 this Research Investigator position is to design and conduct experiments in varied areas of molecular biology, most specifically tumor cell death-autophagy, immunology and other biomedically related fields including but not limited to the generation of patient derived xenografts models. Coordinate and manage a diverse mouse colony consisting on immune competent transgenics and immunocompromised NSG mice for xenografts. The investigator will perform experiments for his/her own projects as well as in collaboration with other lab members and collaborators outside the lab. Organization, meticulous data collection, independent thinking, ability to keep up with literature related to the project and scientific rigor are essential for this position.


Research Design and Implementation Must be 100% responsible/capable to carry out/lead an independent project in the lab which implies the independent design and conduct of in vitro and in vivo experiments as well as contribute to other projects in the lab. In addition, must be responsible for animal care, organization of the colonies, manipulation of the mice including tail vein/retro-orbital/intraperitoneal/subcutaneous injections, gavage treatments, tail vein bleeds, euthanasia and necropsy. Plan, revise and execute experiments designed to further the aims of the assigned research project. These experiments will require expertise in animal surgery, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry and immunology techniques. Literature review pertinent to the project is also key. Ability to give presentations (lab meeting/public seminar) is also important.

Publications, Manuscripts and Presentations Analyze data from experiments in the preparation of publications to include abstracts for presentation at internal and external meetings and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.

Supervision Train assigned personnel in scientific techniques, laboratory safety, equipment operation and maintenance. Personnel may include students, postdoctoral fellows and other classified research staff. Design and implement quality assurance.

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

Preferred Education: Master's Degree

Required Experience: 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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