Research Investigator - (Epigenomics Profiling Core)

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

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The Epigenomics Profiling Core (EpiCore) is housed in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis (EMC). EMC is an interdisciplinary, basic science research department that conducts groundbreaking research aimed at defining the mechanisms that control normal cell growth, differentiation, proliferation and survival, as well as to identify the aberrations in these processes that drive cancer.

The EpiCore is seeking a senior-level technician proficient in standard Molecular Biology and Biochemistry laboratory techniques. The EpiCore is a unique centralized institutional resource at the forefront of epigenomics research that brings scientific expertise, advanced assays, and specialized equipment to research community at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and across the Texas Medical Center (TMC). We actively participate and contribute to facilitate the epigenomics research by providing services to analyze the epigenetic alterations and chromatin accessibility. We provide expertise and advanced assays to investigate DNA methylation (RRBS/WGBS), chromatin accessibility (ATAC-Seq), DNA-protein interactions (ChIP-Seq and CUT&RUN) and higher order chromatin structure.


Research Support
  • Assist the Principal Investiga tor with scientific r esearch projects.
  • Function in a separate and independent manner in initiating, planning and executing experiments to meet project goals, aims or objectives.
  • Evaluate research data and interpret results.
  • Determine specific goals or objectives to be obtained.
  • Advance the aims of the project.
  • Present findings and write articles for publication.
  • Represent the lab at conferences and meetings. Compile, write and submit reports to superiors.
  • Write grant proposals.

Expertise and Specialization
  • Support projects for which the incumbent is particularly qualified in terms of training and experience.
  • Provide expertise in a specific line of investigation and/or expertise in a specialized area of knowledge, skills, training or technology.
  • Evaluate research project results and develop appropriate responses to resolve problems.
  • Review scientific findings/articles.
  • Develop new approaches; introduce new technology; develop new methods and procedures.
  • Exercise considerable independence in designing, developing, revising techniques that become core technology in the laboratory.
  • Provide specialized training to laboratory personnel.

Laboratory Organization
  • Coordinate project related work flowing through the laboratory.
  • Assign/review work of personnel working on the project.
  • May monitor project spending.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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

Preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.


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

Preferred: Experience in standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including cell culture, cloning, nucleic acid/protein extraction and analyses.

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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