MD Anderson Cancer Center Glassware Technician - Research Administration Office in Houston, Texas

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 primary purpose of the IG1 is to provide assistance to the research departments within the Institution by pickup, delivery, cleaning and sterilizing of glass-ware and plastic-ware, liquids and special equipment used by research laboratories within the institution in general and within their assigned areas in specific. The IG1 is responsible for maintaining a timely pickup and delivery schedule of processed items and daily documentation, updates and recordkeeping recording this process and acting as a steward and maintaining the glassware facility and immediate work areas in a clean, sanitary state and direct compliance to all MDACC safety rules.

Key Functions:

Laboratory pick-up and delivery Pick-up and delivery of glassware in assigned areas within the institution. Understands the safety implications involved in handling laboratory glassware. Communicates effectively with laboratory personnel concerning SOP for glassware processing.

Glassware washing Hand and machine washing and drying of laboratory glassware, plastic ware and media bottles in adherence with the strict guidelines of cleanliness and quality control. Perform titrations to obtain the optimal concentrations required to maintain laboratory material efficacy.

Sterilize glassware and supplies Wrapping and sterilizing of laboratory glassware ensuring sterile procedures are followed, for supplies and liquid reagents needed by research departments in assigned area. Operate autoclaves and ovens in a safe and effective manner. Cross training on all Institutional Glassware Equipment.

Record Keeping Assist in keeping accurate daily production logs of glassware and autoclave activity. Ensure that Special Requests are accurately carried out and correctly recorded in preparation for entry into the lab database.


Required: High school education or equivalent.


Preferred: One year experience in scientific or experimental research work or One year experience at IG1 level. Experience in sterile technique and/or laboratory glassware cleaning.

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.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 23,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 27,400

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 31,400