Research Assistant I

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

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Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
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.

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to carry out various laboratory research projects in the laboratory of Dr. Mazur, focused on the generation of novel cancer therapies using next generation animal models of cancer integrated with micro-Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance imaging (see our recent research publications: Cell, 2019, Cancer Cell 2020, Nature 2021 and mdanderson.org/MazurLab). Technical experience with handing animals (mice) including: genotyping, performing injections and euthanasia is strongly preferred. The RAI must be able to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out animal research projects and performs technical laboratory duties.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Laboratory Operations

Manages the day-to-day operational functions in the lab - lab orders, ensures regulatory chemical/waste management compliance, receiving and cataloging supplies, maintaining supply inventory, performs quarterly lab "self" inspections.

Laboratory Organizer

Maintains accurate inventory of laboratory supplies. Organizes and maintains sufficient quantities of tissue culture supplies. Accurately enters, analyzes and stores all data in the lab computer. Demonstrates a working knowledge of safety procedures. Stocks and maintains an up-to-date record of cultured cells.

Laboratory Animal In-Charge

Manage and maintain the lab's mouse colony by breeding, genotyping, euthanizing animals and performing injections and surgical procedures as needed. Perform daily animal care and health check. Routine husbandry such as weaning and ear-tagging.

Education:

Required : Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences.

Experience

Required: No experience is required.

Preferred: Experience with handling laboratory animals (mice). Experience in experimental animal research 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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