Research Scientist, Immunohistochemistry

MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX4.1

Full-time
The Research Scientist in Experimental Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center assists in the preparation of tissue specimens for diagnostic and research experiments. The scope of the position is to carry out laboratory research projects by applying technical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, design, supervise and carry out research projects in accordance with general and/or specific plans of the research.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in scientific or experimental research work focused on immunohistochemistry (IHC). Strong organizational skills and excellent communication are needed for this position.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $53,200 Midpoint: $66,500 Maximum: $79,800

KEY FUNCTIONS

Performing and Evaluating Immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining.
Performing IHC validation, optimization, troubleshooting and staining.
Scanning of IHC slides for digital pathology analysis.
Operate the Aperio scanner system to digitally scan IHC slides for pathology analysis, and to troubleshoot technical problems.
Develop novel techniques for IHC analysis of biomarkers on tissue samples.
To research, update and upgrade novel techniques for IHC including multiplex IHC (MultiOmyx, Vectra) for complex research projects involving immunoprofiling.
Laboratory Maintenance
Maintains Lab Functions to include ordering of supplies and ensures lab equipment is maintained in good operating order.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Required: PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree.
Experience
Required: With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific work.
Preferred: Two years of experience in scientific or experimental research work focused on immunohistochemistry (IHC). Strong organizational skills and excellent communication.
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
Employee Status: Regular
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 53,200
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,800