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Research Technician

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Mar 21, 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 Technician position is to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various research projects. Coordinates and conducts experiments and carries out research projects. Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment. Impacts laboratory research activities. To process, organize, store and analyze biologic samples from various clinical protocols for either biobanking and innovative bioassays. The desired candidate will have experience processing biologic samples such as blood, saliva, urine samples, and running assays such as ELISAs or flow cytometry. The candidate will have the organizational skills to data annotate, store and retrieve samples based on the needs of the lab.


• Utilize established protocols to process blood samples to separate plasma/serum from white blood cells for permanent storage and biobanking
• Perform established assays to analyze functions of immune cells for predict patient outcomes
• Process patient blood samples for circulating tumor cell analysis using a filtration system
• Retrieve clinical data from medical records and help organize the sample database
• Maintain laboratory environment including ordering of supplies for members of the lab and organization of supplies and equipment
• Maintain clear and accurate records of laboratory data, both written and electronic, accessible at all times by the supervisor
• Communicate effectively with supervisor informally and at laboratory meetings, conferences, and seminars.
• Other duties as assigned.


Laboratory environment.

High school diploma or equivalent. Two years of research experience. With preferred degree, no experience required. 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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