Sr Research Assistant - Leukemia

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jun 1, 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.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is a global leader in the treatment of blood cancers. The Leukemia department is one of the most successful disease-specific cancer programs in the world, as well as one of the largest. As the largest medical academic department within the Cancer Medicine division, we have 29 clinical faculty and 20 research faculty. We have approximately 450 employees in the academic department, another 120 outpatient center employees and 150 inpatient employees all of whom support the leukemia research program. Our program sees over 2,000 new patients and 50,000 outpatient encounters each year, while maintaining an inpatient census over 120 patients per day. We have a special Fast Track Clinic for leukemia outpatients, to take care of treatment needs that don't require hospitalization.

This group has an excellent placement record of technicians in graduate programs for MS and Ph.D. degrees. We are greatly encouraging and supporting these efforts also by co-authorships of technical personal at all levels in our many publications.


1. Performs quality research in relation to current research projects, and other identified needs. Interprets results of experiments, and makes necessary changes in procedures when needed. Compiles data sheets.

2. Responsible for providing laboratory services, including development of AML PDX models and treatment of human leukemia cell-engrafted mice and following up, tissue culture, cell treatments and various cell death assays, western blot, PCR, flow cytometry, FACS sorting, CyTOF analysis, processing research samples etc., and/or cataloging samples as needed. Interacts with the principal investigators, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel in communicating experimental design and results.

3. Performs and coordinates scientific experiments in a collaborative effort with other technicians, postdoctoral fellows, and staff members. Monitors work flow as it pertains to the need for supplies, equipment maintenance and stock solutions. Performs preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment. Trains new staff members on laboratory techniques. Provides ongoing quality control of all laboratory procedures.


Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Preferred: Master's degreewith major course works in one of the basic sciences


Required: Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year 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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