Senior Research Assistant - Genetics

MD Anderson • Houston, TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

The primary purpose of the Senior Research Assistant position is to provide technical assistance in carrying out research projects in the institution's Sequencing and Microarray Facility. The ideal candidate will have extensive molecular Biology experience, experience with high-throughput next generation sequencing library preparation, computer experience with Laboratory Information Management systems, and excellent communication and customer service skills.

The salary range is min $ 39,200 mid $ 49,000 max $ 58,800.

Key Functions

* Perform sample intake and quality assessment for multiple SMF services. Generate QC reports.

* Perform production-scale Next Generation Sequencing library preparation: manually and using automated liquid handling platforms

* Operate and maintain NGS instruments as assigned.

* Adhere to established SOPs and maintain detailed and well-organized records of protocols performed and results obtained.

* Monitor and maintain supply inventory so that workflow is not negatively affected.

* Validate and develop new protocols as assigned.

* Perform other laboratory duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.


Required: Three years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred: Molecular Biology techniques, next generation sequencing 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.

Additional Information

* Employee Status: Regular

* Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,200

* Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,000

* Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 58,800


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