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Research Investigator - Stem Cell Transplantation Research

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 25, 2022

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The Research Investiagator applies technical expertise and experience to coordinate, design and carry out research projects. Impacts cancer research efforts throughout the institution.

Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects. Functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments. Designs, develops or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results. Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems. Plans training and research work activity for assigned laboratory and research personnel. Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures. Compiles, writes and submits project results to superiors.

Job Specific competencies:
1. Technical Lab Duties:

* Independently handles clinical samples such human blood, tissue, ascites and maintain in a good cryopreservation condition for future research.
* Develop and review techniques for CyTOF staining and other methods to enhance laboratory operations and assists lab personnel in implementation of new technology.
* Collect data and maintain meticulous records of the lab and research and cryoinventory.
* Perform tissue culture techniques, function study, molecular biology experiments (DNA/RNA/protein); handle mouse experiments such as tumor injection from tumor cell lines and clinical specimen, drug treatment and be able to analyze all data.
* Perform basic histologic techniques on tumor specimens.

2. Clinical Protocol Maintenance:
* Review and evaluate clinical protocol and translational research data, including laboratory correlative data.
* Ensure that the relevant clinical data is collected at designated stages in the treatment process.

3. Administrative:
* Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventor and high quality of reagents to support research projects.
* Monitor and maintain supply of antibody inventory for CyTOF experiments.
* Trains RAI and RAII personnel on research activities and equipment use.

Other duties as assigned.

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

Preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Required: 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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