Research Assistant II

Houston, Texas
November 17 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of a Research Assistant II is to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various research projects. Impact laboratory research activities.

Key Functions
Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects.

Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data, develops and revises techniques.

Maintain patient-derived xenograft animal models

Administration of drug therapies by oral gavage and/or intraperitoneal injection

Perform mouse necropsy

Process tissue for histology, RNA isolation and protein isolation

Molecular analytical techniques for gene and protein expression

Maintain human cell line in vitro cultures

: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred: Master's degree in biological sciences or related field

: Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

Preferred: Previous experience in rodent handling and maintenance.

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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