Research Assistant II Genomic Medicine

Employer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 10, 2022

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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.

Summary

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II is to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various research projects. Impacts laboratory research activities of high volume mice colonies.

Key Functions
Responsible for coordinating and performing daily animal care of transgenic mice and health flagging. Routine husbandry such as weaning, toe and tail docking, making doxy water, etc.
  • Ensure the ventilated cage rack system and automated drinking water system are operating correctly and reports alarms or malfunctions to supervisor immediately.
  • Ensure cleanliness and sanitation of animal housing and ancillary areas.
  • Records data in the appropriate hardcopy of electronic system. Ensure that data is entered in a timely manner.
  • Ensures the correct animal identification is placed on animals. Confers and reports any discrepancies to the supervisor.
  • Assists with lab ordering and organization and ensures supplies are adequately stocked.
  • Maintains environment cleanliness.
  • Assist the supervisor with ensuring compliance with federal/MDACC safety requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies
  • IC - Analytical Thinking:
    • Gather relevant information systematically;
    • Break down problems into simple components; and
    • Make sound decisions.
  • IC - Team with others:
    • Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks;
    • Encourage collaboration and input from all team members;
    • Value the contributions of all team members; and
    • Balance individual and team goals.
  • IC - Innovative Thinking:
    • Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness;
    • Offer new ideas, solutions and/or options
  • IC-Technical/Functional Expertise:
    • Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job;
    • Possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; and
    • Provide technical expertise to others.


Ideal candidate will have mice experience and 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

Exposure to animals

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

Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in genetics or genomics.

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

Preferred: Mice 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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