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Research Assistant II

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Aug 25, 2022

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Health Sciences
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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 the Research Assistant I position is to Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects. Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data, develops and revises techniques.

Key Functions

  1. Maintain patient-derived xenograft animal models
  2. Administration of drug therapies by oral gavage and/or intraperitoneal injection
  3. Perform mouse necropsy
  4. Process tissue for histology, RNA isolation and protein isolation
  5. Molecular analytical techniques for gene and protein expression
  6. Maintain human cell line in vitro cultures

Other duties as assigned

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

Preferred: Master's degree in biological sciences or related field: Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology

Required: 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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