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Research Assistant I - Genetics

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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The Genetics department is a basic science department located in the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building at the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The focus is on advancing knowledge of the molecular genetic mechanisms that regulate normal and abnormal cellular processes.


The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to provide technical assistance in carrying out projects related to mouse developmental genetics and microscopy.

Key Functions
  • Establish timed matings for the mouse.
  • Dissect embryos and developing reproductive organs.
  • Embryo fixation, histology and routine staining.
  • Whole mount immunofluorescence and tissue clearing.
  • Confocal microscopy and image acquisition.
  • Image processing.
  • Image analysis.
  • Maintain active lab notes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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


Required: None.

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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