Senior Research Assistant

Employer
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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Discipline
Health Sciences
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Sr. Research Assistant I position is to support research projects in varied areas of biology and biomedical or related scientific fields. These responsibilities include assistance in putting together research protocols and database build. Constructs, assembles and operates equipment as requested. Research is clinically focused with abstracting information from clinical records required. Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested.

KEY FUNCTIONS/JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

• Perform experiments in support of clinical research projects including abstracting data from Epic and coding into redcap or similar databases, writing protocols, portions of manuscripts
• Order centralized supplies, monitor expenses, and communicate cost-effective alternatives.
• Organize and develop training to ensure that research group members have current knowledge of specialized procedures.
• Perform maintenance such as maintaining/cleaning equipment, organizing repair procedures, maintain stocks, and provide general research group support as needed.
• Help orient and train new staff or students
• Other duties may also be assigned

Education
Required:
Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

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

Preferred: Experience in scientific or experimental imaging research as well as expertise in scientific writing.

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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