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


The primary purpose of this Research Assistant II position in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health is to provide microbiologic support for clinical studies in infectious diseases. Reads literature and confers with superiors regarding new procedures and modifies them according to the needs of the project. Records and evaluates data obtained in accordance with methods requested.

Key Functions

  1. Cataloging, handling, and transport of human specimens for sequencing submissions

  2. Cataloging, handling, and transport of bacterial specimens

  3. Communicating sample collection and receipt with research coordinator and direct supervisor, and possibly remote sites.

  4. Working and technical experience in PCR, cloning, RNA/DNA isolation, RT-PCR, creation of bacterial mutants, Western blots, and ELISAs

  5. Maintains accurate, detailed records and experimental data and protocols.

  6. Prepares graphs, slides and tables via photography, computer, or manually.

  7. Able to work with database, graphing and word processing computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

  8. Communicates results to and understands instructions from direct supervisor

  9. Participates in lab meetings and presents data where necessary.

  10. All other duties as assigned


Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Basic science research experience.


Required: Not applicable.

Preferred: Not applicable.


Required: Bachelors degree.

Preferred: Basic microbiologic laboratory experience.

Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences. Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree. 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: 137911

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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