Full Job Description
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The primary purpose of the Research Investigator position in the department of Radiation Oncology - Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center is to assist the principal investigator with scientific research projects.
The Research Investigator functions in a separate and independent manner in the design and initiation of research experiments. Designs, develops, or adapts equipment used in experiments or research to obtain desired results. Determines specific goals or objectives to be obtained, evaluates research data and develops and revises techniques or approaches to work problems. Plans training and research work activity for assigned laboratory and research personnel. Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures. Compiles, writes and submits project results to superiors. Impacts cancer research efforts throughout the institution.
Functions in an independent manner in the design, initiation, and completion of research experiments.
Designs, develops, or adapts protocols in research.
Determines specific goals or objectives to be achieved, analyzes and evaluates research data, and develops and revises techniques or approaches to solve problems.
Plans training and research work activity for assigned laboratory and research personnel.
Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures.
Compiles and submits project results to superiors.
Assists with in vitro screenings of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) using cancer and immune cell lines.
Perform Molecular Biology techniques, including RNA, DNA and protein analysis, including quantitative PCR and western blotting.
Assists in the establishment of stables cell lines using lentiviral system for gene knockdown.
Collects and processes biological specimens (blood and tissue).
Maintains accurate and timely records to include notebooks, records, databases, etc. as needed by the research projects.
Monitors laboratory and/or other supplies to ensure sufficient inventor and high quality of reagents to support research projects.
Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.
Preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.
Required: Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work.
Preferred: In vitro and cell culture experience.
With preferred degree, three years of required experience.
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: 135098
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) 46,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 57,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 69,000
Science Jobs: Yes