Research Scientist

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

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Health Sciences
Organization Type

Participate in scientific research projects.
-Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, develop and design projects and all experiments related to the project
-Independently perform all aspects of the experiments, which may include Western blotting, flow cytometry, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, tissue culture, and PCR.
-Designs, organizes and performs animal experiments.
-Perform drug screening and analyze data
-Participate in adopting new techniques and learning new skills to enhance research efforts.
-Maintain assertiveness and flexibility in approaching new techniques and responsibilities, utilizing good work habits and time management.
-Maintain alertness and careful attention to avoid injury to self and others due to chemicals and hazardous materials in the laboratory.
-Plan and supervise the training of technicians and other laboratory personnel with respect to proper laboratory techniques, the use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures.
-Monitor and anticipate laboratory needs in terms of equipment and supplies.
-Prepare oral and written reports about the progress of various projects.
-Review the scientific literature regularly to plan the research project.

Maintain good, detailed experimental records, evaluate resulting research data, and present findings.
-Maintain an up-to-date, organized, and legible laboratory journal that records all experiments in detail and ensure that subordinates do the same.
-Utilize image analysis system and/or microscope to analyze data and examine results.
-Compile, write, and submit project results to supervisor.
-Prepare scientific documents for publication.
-Present findings of research projects to professional groups.
-Store data on approved, MD Anderson network drives.

Writing activities.
-Assist with the preparation of grant applications and preliminary data as requested by the laboratory director.
-Prepare progress reports for grants and pharmaceutical contracts funding research projects.
-Prepare scientific manuscripts reporting research findings.
-Present research findings at laboratory meetings, departmental seminars, and annual conferences.

Work closely with other staff members.
-Maintain good working relationship with other researchers and technicians
-Train and supervise new technicians and other laboratory personnel in proper laboratory techniques, the use of laboratory equipment, and safety procedures
-Explain to staff members the scientific protocols currently being employed in the laboratory
- Work with trainees including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Other duties as assigned

Other duties as assigned

PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific work. 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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