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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant 1 - Infectious Diseases in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Clinical Research Assistant I position in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health is to conduct patient-oriented research, writing manuscripts or grants and conducting clinical trials assisting the faculty investigator. Coordinates all aspects of protocol conduction as well as the administrative duties involved in clinical trials. Provides functions in the area of Infectious Diseases of cancer patients.

Key Functions

  1. Ensures that the conduction of assigned studies is in accordance with Good Clinical Practice, Federal regulations and institutional policies. Develops and maintains systems for the coding, editing, and computer entry of data for assigned research studies focusing on continuous patient follow-up. Designs and maintains management report on the department and institutional databases for various research studies.

  2. Conducts research experiments and laboratory tests associated with specific protocols. To include tasks such as:

  • cell culture,

  • western blot,

  • Protein expression and purification

  • Protein drug binding studies

  • PCR applications,

  • maintain research equipment

  • Evaluate and analyze data. These will include compiling data and analyzing results

  • Responsible for recording data in the methods requested.

  1. Assists the faculty investigator in data file preparation and attends data review meetings as required by the department. Prepares specific protocol reports and analysis to aid decisions regarding therapeutic efficacy and to assist in manuscript preparation and grant submissions.

  2. Attends departmental monthly meetings as required. Attends research team meetings.

Other duties as assigned .


Required: Bachelor's degree with major course work in one of the basic sciences.


Required: None.

Preferred: Some experience in clinical, scientific or experimental research work.

Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences. No 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 137910

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 30,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 45,600

  • Science Jobs: No

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