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Research Assistant II - Dr. Nicholas Navin's Laboratory (qPCR, PCR, Tissue Culture)

Employer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 5, 2022

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Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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The primary purpose of this Research Assistant II position is to perform single cell sequencing experiments and process human tissues. The secondary purpose is to maintain laboratory equipment, samples and reagents.

Key Functions
  • Dissociate human tissue samples and prepare them for NGS compatible experiments
  • Perform single cel sequencing experiments
  • Tissue sectioning: Microtome or Cryostat
  • Tissue Staining - e.g. H&E stain
  • Cell Culture

Secondary Functions
  • Aids in all project sample collections including, but not limited to tissue banks, collaborators, clinical samples, etc.
  • Prepares libraries for single cell sequencing and next-generation sequencing libraries
  • Performs tissue and cell culture work
  • PCR, qPCR, DNA, RNA isolation and Quality Control
  • Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment
  • Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested
  • Writes protocols and performs molecular biology experiments
  • Assists with administrative responsibilities associated with collecting human tumor samples
  • Isolates single cells for genomic analysis
  • Isolates plasma samples, PBMCs, and other samples as needed for genomic analysis
  • Assists with the maintenance of laboratory equipment and the overall organization of the lab
  • Maintains records of human samples received, data produced and their location


Education

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

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

Experience

Required: 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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