Research Assistant I - Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology Research - Part Time
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Department: Hematology Oncology Rsrch
Full/Part Time/PRN: Part-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Master's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and no experience required.
Bachelor's degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one (1) year research experience at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and four (4) years research experience including two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
High school graduation or GED and six (6) years research experience to include two (2) years at level of Research Technician or equivalent.
- Performs more difficult scientific and medical research work in science area such as biology, chemistry, physics, or other related scientific field.
- Constructs, assembles, and operates laboratory equipment and apparatus.
- Records and evaluates data obtained from work assignments for use in scientific papers.
- Collaborates with supervisor or other research personnel in preparation of scientific papers for publication.
- Reads literature and confers with supervisor concerning procedures and implementation.
- Collects and organizes research data for project reports.
- May plan for, and provide working supervision to, work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade.
Seeking a motivated, energetic individual to join our cancer laboratory research team. We focus on umderstanding the biology of kidney cancer and translating our findings to help patients. The individual will function as a lab manager and involved in research projects. Duties include maintenance of protocols (including mouse, biosafety, and radiation protocols), lab organization, oversight (equipment, electronic database and inventories), general laboratory tasks (such as preparing gels, buffers, and media), and orienting and training new lab members. Basic computer skills including word processing (MS Excel, Word) required. Qualified persons will have excellent team and communication skills. Attention to detail, organization, ability to follow directions and adherence to lab protocols are essential. Perform other duties as assigned.
This position is in the Kidney Cancer Program (KCP), which recently received a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Award from the National Cancer Institute, the second such award in kidney cancer in the U.S. The applicant will work in the laboratory of Dr. Brugarolas, KCP leader, and will be responsible for the tumorgraft program, an essential component of the SPORE. This program involves the generation of mouse models of kidney cancer through transplantation of patient samples. The KCP has the largest such program in the country. The selected candidate will work on preclinical models of kidney cancer, performing mouse surgeries (implanting tumor samples), drug trials, and maintaining a database. Mouse handling experience is preferred. They will be responsible for all aspects of this program. While training will be provided, expectations include professionalism, desire to excel, responsibility, dedication, flexibility, attention to detail, good organizational skills, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
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