Research Assistant I Radiation Oncology - Research

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
September 17 2021
Ref
143494
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to conduct experiments and carry out research projects in varied areas of biology and biomedical or related scientific fields. Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment. Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested. Impacts laboratory research activities.

**This is a part time 20 hours benefited eligible position**

**The part time salary min $ 15,200 mid $ 19,000 max $ 22,800**

KEY FUNCTIONS/JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

• Perform experiments in support of research projects in the lab.
• Basic cell culture work and basic molecular biology assays including DNA extraction, plasmid purification, western blotting and quantitative PCR methods.
• Basic drug screening using luciferase drug screening assays.
• Perform daily animal care and health check. Routine husbandry such as weaning and ear-tagging.
• Maintain accurate, detailed records of the protocols and experimental data, including mouse record and data. Compile, write, and submit work reports to the supervisor.
• Order centralized supplies, monitor lab expenses, and communicate cost-effective alternatives.
• Organize and develop training to ensure that lab members have current knowledge of specialized lab procedures.
• Perform laboratory maintenance such as maintaining/cleaning equipment, organizing repair procedures, maintain lab stocks, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
• Help orient and train new staff or students
• Other duties may also be assigned

CORE COMPETENCIES

• IC - Listen to Others:
o Listen to feedback and input carefully
o Demonstrate attention to others
o Acknowledge and listen to differing perspective
• IC - Oral Communication:
o Express ideas clearly and concisely
o Create environment with open communication
• IC - Written Communication:
o Convey information clearly and concisely through documentation
o Adapt writing style to fit the audience
• IC - Technical/Functional Expertise:
o Demonstrate technical proficiency
o Possess up-to-date knowledge
o Provide technical expertise
• TC - Equipment Usage & Safety Preparedness:
o Maintains expectation for safety preparedness
o Orientation of new equipment

EDUCATION:
Required: Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences.

EXPERIENCE:
Requried: No experience.

Preferred: Some experience in scientific or experimental research work.

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