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Research Assistant II- Mouse Handling

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Aug 28, 2023

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This position requires to work on-site 100%

Animal and Laboratory Studies Perform laboratory studies using complex techniques including tissue culture, nucleic acid and protein extraction, RT-PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry. Presents results of experiments on a regular basis to principal investigator. Perform in vivo studies using mouse models. RAII will prepare cells for injection, drugs for treatment, and process tissues at the end of an experiment.

Organize Experiments, Protocols, and Databases Maintain clear record of all experimental work performed in laboratory notebooks and complete all documentation with clear and accurate language. RAII will compile and review data, write reports, and present in lab group meetings.

Communication and Team Work Clear written and oral communication skills are required. RAII will collaborate with multidisciplinary team, including faculty, laboratory scientists, and clinical researchers and contribute to the study designs of ongoing projects.

Assists in ordering, maintenance and preparation of laboratory reagents and buffers.

Required Education:

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

Preferred Education:

Master's degree.

Required Experience:

One year experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

Preferred Experience:

Mice handling experience, tissue culture skills, basic molecular biology assays (PCR, Western blot, ELISA), immunohistochemistry, and strong data management skills.

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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