Research Assistant II - Leukemia

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Health Sciences
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MD Anderson Cancer Center is a global leader in the treatment of blood cancers. The Leukemia department is one of the most successful disease-specific cancer programs in the world, as well as one of the largest.

MDACC has an excellent placement record of technicians in graduate programs for MS and Ph.D. degrees. We encourage and support these efforts through co-authorships on our publications.

The research technician's role is to support experimental procedures within the lab. This position also offers an excellent training opportunity for continuation of development of technical skills.

Key Functions:
  • Assists principal investigator with scientific research projects focused on the role of the RNA-binding protein hnRNP K in human malignancies
  • Functions, under supervision, in the design, initiation, and performance of research experiments
  • Maintains detailed experimental records
  • Performs basic analysis of data
  • Assists in general laboratory management, including preparation of buffers and ordering and maintaining laboratory inventory supply.


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

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


Required: Two year's experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

Technical Skills (preferred)
  • Experience with molecular techniques: PCR, western blotting
  • Experience with cell culture
  • Familiarity with mouse husbandry

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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