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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Assistant II 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

Assist in cloning and synthesis of novel plasmids for multiplex gene perturbation studies. Provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various cell and molecular biology research projects in Dr. Hart's Lab.


Cloning Development of custom vectors and pooled libraries for genetic perturbation studies.

Cell and molecular biology Basic cell and molecular biology experiments in pursuit of lab scientific goals.

Assay reproducibility Develop and disseminate protocols for custom cloning applications.



Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

Operating Equipment

Wearing Protective Equipment

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%




Arm/Hand Steadiness

Eye/Hand Coordination

Fine finger movement


Wrist Motion

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%







Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail


Critical Thinking

Following Instructions

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning

Problem Solving

Reading Skills/Comprehension

Working Alone

Written Communication


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

Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.


Required: 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: 140239

  • 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: Yes

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