ACDM RESEARCH ASSISTANT I (Center for Inflammation & Epigenetics)Bookmark This
6670 Bertner Ave
8am - 5pm
Research - Clinical
Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 440,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,150 staff members, 270 principal investigators and has more than 600 ongoing clinical trials.
The primary purpose of the RA I position is to study immune responses against cancer and suppressive mechanisms of regulatory T cells in cancer therapy, innate immune signaling and regulation of immune cells. Research Assistant I will provide technical support for laboratory based research in a highly multi-disciplinary team conducting research in the areas of immunology and epigenetics involving bench techniques, laboratory animal work, scientific writing, and data analysis. This position will be responsible for handling mice and managing mice colonies for the research team.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under direction of the Principal Investigator, Laboratory Manager or Director, or senior laboratory staff this position may include:
Animal handling, which may include necropsies, tail cutting, breeding, genotyping, weaning, euthanasia, minor surgical procedures and basic animal husbandry, PCR techniques, and gel electrophoresis
Perform tasks to isolate immune cell from mice tissue, culture them and analyze them by flow cytometry Work closely with Postdoctoral Fellows to assist with projects.
Bench chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or other scientific techniques Microscope work and image analysis
Write protocols and procedures Collection of tissue, blood or other biological specimens
Collect, record, compile and analyze data Take inventory and maintain lab supplies and equipment.
Oversee equipment calibration, certification and maintenance agreements.
Maintain Safety, Emergency Preparedness, MSDS and other Laboratory Specific procedures.
Participate in the development or establishment of new laboratory procedures, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses.
Operates a variety of laboratory equipment. Effectively utilizes computer systems, including office applications, and statistical or technical software.
Performs other duties as assigned.
AA with 5+ years experience Or BA/BS with no experience
Working knowledge in cell biology and at least one year of tissue culture experience. Three years of research related experience.
Animal experience is required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Standard laboratory or Vivarium environments; some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.
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