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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant I - Experimental Radiation Oncology in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas MD 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 Research Assistant I is to provide technical assistance in carrying out various research projects and impact laboratory research activities.

Key Functions/job specific competencies

  • Coordinates and conducts experiments and carries out research projects in the areas of DNA damage pathways, molecular mechanisms of genomic instability and tumorigenesis, tumor-suppressing qualities of the mitotic checkpoint protein Chfr and the role of protein deacetylase SIRT1 in aging and tumorigenesis.

  • Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment

  • Assist in experiments that require knowledge of molecular biology, cell-based assays, and tissue culture techniques.

  • Maintain accurate, detailed records of the protocols and experimental data.

  • Compile, write, and submit work reports to the supervisor.

  • Order centralized supplies, monitor lab expenses, and communicate cost-effective alternatives.

  • Organize and develop training to ensure that lab members have current knowledge of specialized lab procedures.

  • Perform laboratory maintenance such as maintaining/cleaning equipment, organizing repair procedures, maintain lab stocks, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.

  • Help orient and train new staff or students.

  • Assist faculty with submission of MTAs, IBCs, IACUC, etc

  • Processes membership applications and renewals as required.

  • Assists the administrative efforts of the department's operations in various areas.

  • Update laboratory website quarterly.

  • Coordinates travel for staff including registrations, hotel accommodations, and transportation.

  • Collects receipts, completes and submits travel reimbursements according to division/institutional travel procedures

  • Submits expense reimbursements for faculty

  • Schedules meetings, classes, seminars, symposiums and conferences

  • Other duties may also be assigned


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


Required: No experience.

Preferred: Undergraduate research experience preferred.

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: 139875

  • 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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