Sr Research Scientist Genomic Medicine Chemist

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 20 2021
Ref
144242
Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Senior Research Scientist position is to plan, coordinate, design and carry out chemical synthesis experiments towards identification of small molecules that degrade specific protein targets. We are looking for a PhD scientist in chemistry. Experience in chemical synthesis of small molecules is required. Experience in the field of PROTACs is preferred.

Key Functions
  • Plan and execute scientific research projects under minimal supervision.
  • Collect, analyze, and present scientific data to the research and management teams; with proposed next steps.
  • Self-motivated and driven to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • The candidate will perform independent experimental research, but will work in close collaboration with the rest of the scientific team in a highly cross-functional and project-oriented environment.
  • Compiles, writes, and submits reports to superior as directed and assigned. Works closely with technicians and staff members with scientific protocols and equipment currently used to perform these protocols.
  • Assists the leaders in METI with scientific business on a daily basis to include: write and edit manuscripts, abstracts, protocols (animal and laboratory), and grants; compile, write, and submit reports to the principal, analyze and manipulate research data; prepare and present data for publication or scientific meetings; maintain current and accurate records of research data; and, obtain and distribute pertinent research materials/data.
  • Contributes to project team.
  • Employ safe laboratory practices.
  • Maintain research records and laboratory notes.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and present data at laboratory and departmental meetings.
  • Interacts closely with other research staff across institutional functional teams.


Core Competencies
  • IC - Coach & Develop:
    • Assess strengths and development needs of employees;
    • Provide challenging development opportunities; and
    • Provide relevant, timely feedback; mentor others.
  • IC - Build Relationships:
    • Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; and
    • Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.
  • IC - Provide Direction:
    • Provide clear direction and priorities toward a common vision;
    • Clarify roles and responsibilities for employees; and
    • Promote empowerment.


Ideal candidate:
  • Must be highly motivated, reliable, responsible, well organized and a careful record keeper with good attention to details.
  • Excellent communication skills are required as well as the ability to work well in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment.

Working Conditions

This position requires :

Yes

No

Working in Office Environment

X

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

X

Exposure to harmful chemicals

X

Exposure to radiation

X

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs.

X

10lbs to 50 lbs.

X

More than 50 lbs.

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs.

X

10lbs to 50 lbs.

X

More than 50 lbs.

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

EDUCATION:
Required: Ph.D. in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree.

EXPERIENCE:
Required: Three years of experience in experimental or scientific work.

Preferred: Three years of experience in biochemistry and molecular biology research.

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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