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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 Assistant I position is to provide highly technical work in carrying out various research projects with a high degree of independence, and provide leadership in maintaining efficient functioning of the laboratory. The Research Assistant I oversees all preclinical work in involving mice, including radiotherapy and immunotherapy treatment.

The ideal candidate will have MD Anderson experience and a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology or Animal Science. The ideal candidate will also have experience with laboratory animals and will be willing to work with mice.

Salary Range

Minimum: $25,200 Midpoint: $31,500 Maximum: $37,800

Job Specific Functions

* Assists with activities involving in vivo work with mice involving radiotherapy and immunotherapy.
* 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 with major course work one of the basic sciences.


Required: None

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

Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences. No 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

About University of Texas M.D. Anderson

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center once again is the top hospital in the nation for cancer care, according to the U.S. News & World Reports annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. This is the fourth time in the past five years that M. D. Anderson has achieved the lead ranking. It has been ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care for 19 years since the survey began. M. D. Anderson specialties earning national rankings also include ear, nose and throat (4); urology (9); and gynecology (16).

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