The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sr Research Assistant - Molecular & Cellular Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX, United States

The primary purpose of the Senior Research Assistant is to perform experiments and animal studies using complex techniques. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining supply levels and safety standards in the laboratory as well as for training other personnel in special techniques. The position requires independent decision making, judgment and organizational skills. KEY FUNCTIONS: 1. Laboratory safety/lab management and maintenance: * Order supplies and keep maintenance of lab equipment; Maintain research material banks (cell line bank, plasmid bank, antibody bank, etc.) and keep precise records; submit and renewal animal protocols. 2. Conducts research experiments and projects: * Familiar with major molecular and cellular techniques, including DNA, RNA, protein and cell related manipulations, characterization, determinations and applications. Discuss goals and progress of project during regular lab meetings. 3. Animal research work: * Have working experiences on mouse models, familiar with tumorigenesis, metastasis, therapy and related assays. 4. Data gathering & analysis: Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested. Laboratory meetings & data Participates in lab meetings and presents data. Fluent spoken and written English is essential. Able to work with database, graphing and word processing computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word. Other lab duties assigned by the supervisor. WORKING CONDITIONS Frequency Exposure to animals Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue Hazardous Chemicals and Materials Wearing Protective Equipment Frequent 34-66% Frequent 34-66% Frequent 34-66% Frequent 34-66% PHYSICAL DEMANDS Frequency Weight Standing Walking Sitting Reaching Lifting Pushing/Pulling Keyboarding Frequent 34-66% Occasionally 11-33% Occasionally 11-33% Occasionally 11-33% Occasionally 11-33% Occasionally 11-33% Occasionally 11-33% 10-20 lbs 10-20 lbs COGNITIVE DEMANDS Analytical Ability Appropriate Behavior Attention to detail Comprehending Critical Thinking Following Instructions Interpersonal Skills Oral Communication Problem Solving Reading Skills/Comprehension Selective Attention Working Alone Written Communication EDUCATION: 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. EXPERIENCE: 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. SONJ Additional Information Requisition ID: 125592 Employment Status: Full-Time Employee Status: Regular FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay Work Week: Days Fund Type: Soft Pivotal Position: Yes Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,200 Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,000 Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 58,800

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