Full Job Description
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 the Research Investigator position is to apply technical expertise to coordinate, design, and carry out research projects while following standard operating procedures for the laboratory.
Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.
Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.
Safety: Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior
Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas.
Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Laboratory Operations & Equipment and Safety:
Organizes, coordinates, and participates in scientific research projects under the direction of a Professor. ** Supervises the use of laboratory equipment and implements safety procedures.
Research & Other Projects:
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. Other duties as assigned.
Plans training and research work activities for assigned laboratory and research personnel. Shares expertise with new laboratory personnel.
Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.
Innovative Thinking - Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.
Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.
Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:
Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times
Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders
Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed.
Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field. Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. 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: 136051
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