The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to provide responsible technical assistance in carrying out various research projects. Responsible for performing technical laboratory duties in accordance with general and/or specific projects. Work schedule flexibility required. Organization skills and attention to detail required. Key Functions
- Conduct experiments in the area of molecular biology and cellular biology of cancer after discussing the goals of each project and receiving verbal and/or written instruction from the supervisor on how to conduct the experiments prior to proceeding.
- Perform animal studies to investigate the effect of drug targeting on tumor formation, will require handling mice, maintaining mice, dissections, and performing molecular and histological analyses on the tissues excised from mice.
- Maintain stock breast cancer cell lines by growing, expanding, and freezing cells using sterile technique.
- Isolate DNA, RNA, and proteins and quantify using standard molecular methods.
- Discuss results of experiments immediately after completion to ensure accuracy and comparability with previous results of similar experiments.
Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences. No 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html