Research Asst I - Pediatrics Research

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Houston, TX
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Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience in scientific or experimental research work and will have experience with non-viral transfection methods for human cells, and handling/manipulation of laboratory animals.

SALARY RANGE $30,400 - $38,000 - $45,600

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant position is to manage a large colony of experimental animals and conduct various assigned research projects.This position will support research activities in TRL laboratory, more specifically this position will assist with mouse models, breed animals, genotype progeny, monitor mice for tumor formation, and evaluate efficacy of T cells.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Research Activities -Will generate genetically engineered mouse models, breed animals, genotype progeny, monitor mice for tumor formation and evaluate efficacy of T cells. Will complete a wide array of experimental procedures including T-cell culture, PCR, immunohistochemistry, chromatin immunoprecipitation, Western blotting and bioluminescence assays

Mentorship and Training -Verbally instructs, and visually demonstrates to new personnel and students the proper performance of all Standard Operating Procedures.

Documentation and Record Keeping -Maintain an up-to-date, organized, accurate, and legible lab notebook that records all experiments and tests in detail.

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelor's degree with major course work in one of the basic sciences.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: One year of experience in scientific or experimental research work.

Experience with non-viral transfection methods for human cells, and handling/manipulation of laboratory animals.