Senior Research Assistant

Employer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 13, 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 a Senior Research Assistant is to impact laboratory research techniques, production and procedures. Provide supervision, special training to technical personnel and/or highly technical work in medical and related research projects.

Key Functions/job specific competencies
  • Maintain patient-derived xenograft animal models
  • Administration of drug therapies by oral gavage and/or intraperitoneal injection
  • Perform mouse necropsy
  • Process tissue for histology, DNA/RNA isolation and protein isolation
  • Molecular analytical techniques for gene and protein expression (PCR, RT-PCR, western, northern and Southern blot analysis.)
  • Perform genotyping in mouse lines in a timely manner and assist in various lab experiments
  • Perform cell-based experiments including Flow Cytometry and Luminex based labeling
  • Process clinical blood samples for chemokine/cytokine analysis
  • Process human sample (blood and saliva)
  • Perform immunohistochemistry staining on mouse and human tumor tissues.
  • Management of lab mouse colony
  • Maintain human cell line in vitro cultures
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education

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

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

Experience

Required: Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred: 6-7 years of experience in scientific or experimental research work with a Bachelor's degree. 4-5 years of experience required with the preferred degree. Previous experience in rodent handling and maintenance.

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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