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.
Cataloging, handling, and transport of human specimens for sequencing submissions
Cataloging, handling, and transport of bacterial specimens
Communicating sample collection and receipt with research coordinator and direct supervisor, and possibly remote sites.
Working and technical experience in PCR, cloning, RNA/DNA isolation, RT-PCR, creation of bacterial mutants, Western blots, and ELISAs
Maintains accurate, detailed records and experimental data and protocols.
Prepares graphs, slides and tables via photography, computer, or manually.
Able to work with database, graphing and word processing computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Communicates results to and understands instructions from direct supervisor
Participates in lab meetings and presents data where necessary.
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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
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