Senior Research Scientist - Pediatrics Research

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Health Sciences
Organization Type
Research Scientist Opportunity in Pediatrics Research

Ideal candidate must have a Ph.D in one of the natural sciences or related filed or Medical degree. Three years of experience in experimental or scientific work.


Research Activities -Coordinate, plan, organize and direct several research projects examining the role of REST in modulating the medulloblastoma microenvironment. Experiments will focus transplanting human cell lines into xenograft and transgenic mouse models; and performing drug screens to identify new epigenetics-based therapeutics.
-Create goals related to experiments, which outline the experimental procedures and data interpretation.
-Supervise the design and development of research and equipment needed to obtain the desired result.
-Independently modify experimental approach based on these results to achieve specific goals.
-Experimental procedures can include retroviral or lentiviral transduction, high throughput expression and chromatin binding assays, mass spectrometry and other molecular, biochemical and pharmacological approaches, evaluation of intracranial tumors by imaging, pathology, nString and immunohistochemistry.

Publications and Documentation -Compiles, writes and submits reports to Principal Investigator
-Authors abstracts and papers, prepares manuscripts for publication, presents data in scientific meetings.
-Assists Principal Investigator with grant applications through data generation, scientific writing and figure generation.

Mentorship and Training -Trains students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and other lab personnel to perform experimental techniques. This may include a wide range of techniques in molecular and cellular biology, light microscopy, imaging and lab software. -Assigns and reviews work of subordinates, determines specific goals and objectives to be attained and evaluates the resulting data to determine if approach or technique should be modified to achieve desired result.

-Communicates and collaborates with staff, faculty and investigators on research projects inside and outside of MD Anderson.

Ph.D. in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree. Three years of experience in experimental or scientific work. 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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