Research Scientist - GI Medical Oncology

Research Scientist - GI Medical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX, United States

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 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Reserach Scientist will assist the Principal Investigator in performing research. The candidate will primarily plan, perform, and analyze scientific experiments and communicate results of these experiments to the Principal Investigator, other lab members, and collaborators. The Research Scientist will also train and/or supervise other lab members.

The salary range is: min-$55,200, mid-$66,500 and max-$79,800.


Research Scientist

a. Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and participates in scientific research projects.

b. Supervises the design, development or adapting of equipment used in experiments or research to conduct said research projects

c. Interpret, present and report research findings to Principal Investigator and at internal meetings

d. Independently proposes innovative solutions to research projects and contributes to project goals through laboratory experiments; willing and able to learn new laboratory techniques

e. Apply cutting edge functional genomics approaches, primarily utilizing CRISPR-Cas9, to enable systematic investigation into tumor specific vulnerabilities

f. Perform common tissue culture techniques including viral transduction utilizing cDNA/RNAi/CRISPR technologies to answer biology questions

g. Utilize common molecular biology skills including Western, ELISA, RNA quantification methods (Q-PCR), DNA cloning (i.e., site directed mutagenesis, protein tagging, shRNA design and validation) and characterization of commercial/custom antibodies.

h. Demonstrate knowledge of complex culture systems including stem cell, co-culture systems, primary tumor cells from clinical or preclinical tumors.

i. Perform experiments in mouse Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) models of cancer

j. Employ safe lab practices.

k. Maintain research records and laboratory notes.

l. Train and supervise more junior members of the lab when appropriate

Other duties as assigned

Required: PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree

Required: With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific work.

Preferred: Ten years of experience with relevant experimental techniques including cell culture, Next-Generation Sequencing, cloning, 3D or organoid tissue culture, PDX tumor models.

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
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 53,200
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,800

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: MD Anderson-md_anderson-4432_122062