Senior Research Assistant- Genetics

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Health Sciences
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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 Senior Research Assistant provides supervision, special and general training to laboratory members and/or highly technical work in mouse-related experiments. Performs high-level mouse experiments, including various mouse surgery and manages mouse colonies and mouse protocols

  • Exercises considerable imagination, initiative and inventiveness in planning and executing the details of mouse experiments and in evaluating and interpreting the results. The experiments involve determining the role of dietary factors on colon cancer development using mouse models and cultured cells.
  • Oversees lab equipment and supplies and maintains inventory necessary to complete projects and experiments as assigned.
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding equipment, procedures and safety.
  • Supervises and collaborates with lab members and assists them as assigned or delegated.
  • Carry out lab duties that include purchasing, organization and lab safety
  • Other duties as assigned.


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

Preferred: Master's Degree.


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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