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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Research Assistant - Radiation Oncology 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.

The primary purpose of a Senior Research Assistant is to provide technical and coordination skills in carrying out various research projects. Coordinates and conducts experiments and carries out research projects in varied areas of chemistry, biology, physics and other biomedical, dental or related basic science areas. Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment. 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. Collecting, processing, storing, and recording human tissue biomarkers including but not limited to blood, tumor tissue, and urine.

  2. Interaction with clinical study and other clinic staff to coordinate biomarker pickup and storage.

  3. Conducts experiments and carries out research projects in varied areas of chemistry, biology, physics and other biomedical, dental or related scientific fields.

  4. Constructs, assembles and operates laboratory apparatus and equipment.

  5. Records and evaluates data in accordance with methods requested.

  6. Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research project.

  7. Monitor laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research projects. Ensures quality of reagents or other supplies.

  8. Maintain an excellent working knowledge of all basic laboratory equipment and apparatus.

  9. Read scientific literature to keep current with new research techniques and confers with supervisor regarding new procedures.

  10. Help in maintenance of general Lab equipment and prepare common laboratory stock chemicals

  11. Update lab inventories and order lab supplies.

  12. Other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment __ No X Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic) X No __ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues __ No

X Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals __ No X Yes

Exposure to radiation __ No X Yes

Exposure to animals __ No X Yes

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0% Occasionally

1-33% Frequently

34-66% Continuously

67-100%

Standing X

Walking X

Sitting X

Reaching X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs X

10lbs to 50 lbs X

More than 50 lbs X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs X

10lbs to 50 lbs X

More than 50 lbs X

Use computer/keyboard X

Education

Required : Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Experience

Required : Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred : Experience with laboratory animals. Must be willing to work with mice and rats.

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

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 138006

  • 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) 39,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 58,800

  • Science Jobs: Yes

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