Sr. Research Assistant - Genomic Medicine

Sr. Research Assistant - Genomic Medicine

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX, United States

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 Genomics Medicine Research Department is recruiting highly intelligent and motivated individuals to participate in cutting-edge genomics research focusing on cancer genetics. This individual will be tasked with supporting the high throughput sequencing pipeline for the Moon Shots and Apollo projects. The successful candidate will use cutting-edge technologies and instrumentation for cancer cell genome characterization, will have solid molecular biology experience and is willing to acquire experience with our LIMS system. The laboratory utilizes cutting edge technologies and innovative approaches to dissect the molecular and cellular basis of cancer initiation, progression, and maintenance. Key Functions Lead execution of DNA/RNA sequencing, array-CGH, and EA, tissue culture and genotyping experiments in a timely fashion. Design target enrichment including SureSelect, ChIP, and other technologies. Adapt to new technologies and find solutions to related academic programs. Reads literature and confers with superiors regarding new procedures and modify them according to the needs of the project. Ability to search and review the scientific literature for the purpose of developing SOP's. Proficiently use standard MS office products and willing to learn the LIMS systems develop/employed by the laboratory. Timely laboratory sample tracking with required documents. Overall QA right along data generation pipeline. Generate standard operating procedures. Provides supervision, special training to technical personnel and/or highly technical work in medical and related research projects. Working Conditions This position requires : Yes No Working in Office Environment X Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic) X Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues X Exposure to harmful chemicals X Exposure to radiation X Physical Demands Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands: Time Spent Never 0% Occasionally 1-33% Frequently 34-66% Continuously 67-100% Standing X Walking X Sitting X Reaching X Lifting/Carrying Up to 10 lbs. X 10lbs to 50 lbs. X More than 50 lbs. X Pushing/Pulling Up to 10 lbs. X 10lbs to 50 lbs. X More than 50 lbs. X Use computer/keyboard X Education Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field. Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in genetics or genomics. Experience Required: Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year of required experience. Preferred: - Next Generation sequencing experience - Experience with RNA and DNA extraction. - Computer experience working with large data sets. 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html SONJ Additional Information Employee Status: Regular 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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