Research Assistant II - Dr. Pavan Bachireddy's Laboratory

Employer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
SUMMARY
The goal of our research is to understand how leukemia and immune cells talk to each other. The primary responsibility is to perform technical laboratory duties, learn new technologies, and assist in research efforts throughout the laboratory. Thus, an enthusiastic, curious, careful and thorough mindset is required.

CORE VALUES
Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.

Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.

Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.

Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.

KEY FUNCTIONS
Research Responsibilities

  • ** Primary cell culture and cell infections/transductions.
  • ** Staining cells with antibodies for multicolor flow cytometry.
  • ** Expertise in basic Molecular Biology, transduction and transfection

Administrative Duties
  • ** Reads literature and confers with superiors regarding new procedures.
  • **Collects and organizes data for project reports.

Other Duties
  • **Lab upkeep and equipment maintenance.
  • ** Will learn/be trained in single cell RNA/DNA sequencing and preparation of molecular libraries thereafter.

COMPETENCIES
Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Innovative Thinking - Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.

Service Orientation - Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:
  • Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times
  • Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
  • Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders
  • Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed


Education: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences. Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree. Experience: Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree. 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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