UT Health Research Assistant I/II - Institute Molecular Medicine - Texas Therapeutics Institute - in vivo in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Research Assistant I/II - Institute Molecular Medicine - Texas Therapeutics Institute - in vivo
Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 2200019B
Part time, 20, or 30 hours per week, or Full Time
Institute of Molecular Medicine - Texas Therapeutics Institute
Under general directions of the PI or senior research staff, leads independent research projects or facilitates others’ projects. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices.
POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Seeking a detail-oriented, organized and reliable research assistant to contribute to research related to cancer biology, immune-oncology, and new drug development (chemical compounds or therapeutic antibody). Primary activities will include carrying out experiments needed for research projects (which can lead to first-authored or co-authored papers), breeding and testing transgenic mice, lab ordering and supply stocking. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.
Previous experiences with animal handling and cell culture are preferred. The successful candidate will maintain timely and accurate laboratory records and coordinate with other lab members to ensure efficient, timely and high-quality results.
Conducts research activities, under general directions, according to research. Research activities may include some or all of the following: traditional laboratory experiments and activities, informatics, and training and/or animal laboratories.
Maintains adequate level of lab supplies to assure timely achievement of lab activities. Ensures quality of reagents or other supplies.
Maintains accurate and timely records, including notebooks, records, databases, etc., as needed by the research projects.
Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for research department.
Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulation and codes.
May participate in continuing education programs, workshops and seminars.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Once you join us you wont want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:
100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees
Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)
The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!
Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)
Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!
We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as...
Free financial and legal counseling
Free mental health counseling services
Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs
Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.
Resources for child and elder care
Plus many more!
General knowledge of research fields.
Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.
No years of experience. Strong preference for one year of experience.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds constantly and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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