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Senior Research Assistant - Immunology (Spatial Analysis)

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

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The Immunology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks to determine the fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms of a wide range of processes by which the body recognizes and eliminates pathogens and use these findings to unleash the patient's own immune system against previously treatment-resistant cancers. Treating the immune system rather than the cancer itself, the therapeutics developed are applicable to many cancers.



  • Performs routine data analysis and reporting.
  • Assists with the report of experimental results for presentation in scientific meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Takes advantage of spatial analysis platforms including nanostring, Visium. mIF knowledge to analyze data.
  • Order supplies and perform spatial assay to generate data using different assays and respective software programs.
  • Processes and analyzes data for the publication of manuscripts. Knowledge of basic R is a plus.
  • Provide guidance to research technician staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Laboratory/maintenance Functions
  • Exercises considerable initiative in planning and executing the details of experiments and in evaluating and interpreting the results.
  • Manages and records inventories using excel, filepro and Tableau program.
  • Assist with the report of experimental results for presentation in scientific meetings and publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Conducts critical experimental record keeping in laboratory notebooks.

Record Keeping
  • Participate in all necessary routine duties necessary for the continuous smooth operation of the laboratory.
  • Utilization and maintenance of the majority of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains and orders the inventory of lab supplies and general reagents to ensure efficient functioning as needed.


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