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Research Investigator

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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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 Research Investigator is to assist the Principal Investigator and other Faculty members with scientific research projects. Learns and adapts techniques for use in experiments, plans and assists training and research work activity for research personnel. Supervises use of laboratory equipment, implements safety procedures, maintains records, compiles, manage and maintain laboratory, ordering and maintaining supplies, equipment, media, reagents, etc., manages animal experiment protocol of the lab, writes and submits project results to superiors.


1.) Manage and maintain laboratory, ordering and maintaining supplies, equipment, media,
reagents, etc., setting up experiments and supplies needed to perform projects. Manage animal experiment protocols and maintain lab safety documents.
2.) Perform technical laboratory duties, techniques, in vivo and in vitro experiments, molecular
mechanism of combination of molecular targeted anti-cancer agents, radiation of cells,
3.) Training and supervising other research personnel on techniques and equipment procedures
4.) Maintenance of laboratory safety procedures and records and facilities
5.) Collect, analyze, plot data using appropriate software applications, store and record data on computer and lab notebooks
6.) Assist in writing of scientific papers for publication, grant applications and presentations at scientific meetings
7.) Other duties as assigned

This position requires:
Working in Office Environment ______ No ___X___ Yes
Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic) X No ______ Yes
Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues ______ No X Yes
Exposure to harmful chemicals ______ No X Yes
Exposure to radiation ______ No X Yes
Exposure to animals ______ No X Yes

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:
Time Spent
0% Occasionally
1-33% Frequently
34-66% Continuously
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Reaching X
Up to 10 lbs X
10lbs to 50 lbs X
More than 50 lbs X
Up to 10 lbs X
10lbs to 50 lbs X
More than 50 lbs X
Use computer/keyboard X

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

Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

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.


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 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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