Research Assistant

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas (US)
Up to $70,000 per year + benefits
Nov 23, 2018
Jan 23, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Research Assistant at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Genetics

laboratory of Dr. Georgios Karras


Cancer cells accumulate detrimental genetic mutations that perturb the function of important proteins they express. Our lab investigates how protein-folding chaperones, specialized proteins that help other proteins to fold and function within the cell, influence the accumulation and phenotypic manifestations of cancer mutations. The ultimate goal of this work is to identify new targeting strategies for precision cancer medicine. We are looking for a full-time entry, mid or senior level Research Assistant, who will make significant contributions towards achieving this goal.


Provides supervision, special training to technical personnel and/or highly technical work in research projects.


Impacts cancer research efforts throughout the institution.

Key Functions:

• Constructs, replicates and maintains stocks of plasmid libraries to be employed in high-throughput assays.

• Prepares and conducts lab experiments and records data in accordance with methods requested and confers with superiors regarding results obtained.

• Assembles and operates various laboratory equipments.

• Ensures the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced.

• Trains students and technical staff


Required: Bachelor's degree Natural Sciences or related field.


Required: Fours years of experience in scientific or experimental research work.

Preferred research expertise:  Molecular biology; high-throughput DNA cloning; tissue culture; yeast genetics.

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