Research Investigator Clinical Cancer Prevention - Research

Houston, Texas
October 26 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The primary purpose of the research investigator position is to provide supervision and special training to technical personnel and/or highly technical work in medical and related research projects.

Research Investigator
1. Coordinates and conducts routine lab experiments, such as cell culture, drug treatment, spectrophotometer, and electrophoresis.
2. Provides thorough reports of experiments performed, both in writing in a laboratory notebook and verbally at weekly group meetings. These reports will include interpretation of the results, rationale for improvements in established experimental methods and plans for improvements in experimental design.
3. Exhibits considerable imagination, inventiveness and initiative in planning and executing experiments and in evaluating the results.
4. Proficient in most current laboratory procedures including: cell/tissue culture methods, molecular cloning, vector construction, transfection, immunochemistry, protein purification, western blotting, gene mapping, promoter analysis, transcription assays, RNA and DNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, mouse experiments and drug treatment, among others.
5. Develops and revises research techniques.
6. Assembles and operates the laboratory equipment.
7. Assists/collaborates with the supervisor and other research staff in preparation of scientific reports.
8. Manage lab supplies for proteomics biomarker validation work.
9. Independently design, execute biomarker validation experiments. Analyze and present results in the group and with the industrial partner.
10. Responsible for human blood sample collection and processing under the CLIA operation in clinical studies. Train junior lab personnel and troubleshoot technical and logistical issues independently.

Other duties as assigned.

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.

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

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