Research Investigator - Immunology (Flow Cytometry)

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
August 16 2021
Ref
142460
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The Immunology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks to determine the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms of a wide range of processes by which the body recognizes and eliminates pathogens and use these findings to unleash the patient's own immune system against previously treatment-resistant cancers. Treating the immune system rather than the cancer itself, the therapeutics developed are applicable to many cancers.

The Research Investigator will plan and conduct flow cytometry and mass cytometry analysis and determine experimental outcomes using flow cytomety analysis software (FlowJo) and cyt, respectively. These tasks will require the performance of complex laboratory workflows and protocols.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Laboratory/Maintenance Functions
  • Conducts critical experimental record keeping in laboratory notebooks.
  • Performs routine data analysis and reporting.
  • Assists with the report of experimental results for presentation in scientific meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • May provide guidance to lower-level laboratory staff.
  • Critical expertise in ELISPOT, in charge of all ELISPOTs within the IMT.
  • Reviews scientific articles related to current work within the lab.
  • Operates the Helios CyTOF instrument.
  • PCR, qPCR, DNA, RNA isolation and Quality Control.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Record Keeping
  • Maintains detailed and well-organized records of research performed and results in the form of a lab notebook.
  • Processes and analyzes data for the publication of manuscripts.
  • Exercises considerable initiative in planning and executing the details of experiments and in evaluating and interpreting the results.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures and protocols to ensure the quality and integrity of procedures performed and the overall operation of the laboratory.
  • Attends training classes in scientific writing and grant writing.
  • Manages and records inventories.
  • Flow and Mass Cytometry Analysis.


Education

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.

Experience

Required: Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

Preferred: Flow Cytometry 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

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