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Research Assistant I - Center for Translational Cancer Research

Houston, TX 77002
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Center for Translational Cancer Research

Full time, Nonexempt

Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas location

This position will involve evaluation of novel contrast agents using cells and animal models of cancer. Cell culture techniques will provide preliminary assessment of the agents and support advancement of the project to in vivo studies. Imaging and/or therapy studies in animals will be performed to determine the suitability of the agents for further development.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas' resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That's where you come in.

Once you join us you won't 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!


Under close direction of Principal Investigator and senior research staff, conducts activities to support research projects.


  • Primary responsibilities in the lab include:

  • Supporting scientists with experiments that involve cells and animal models

    Conducting literature searches

    Preparation of buffers and reagents for lab-wide use

    Maintenance of stock supplies in the lab

    Submitting orders to maintain lab supplies and special items and assuring that items are ordered and received as requested.

  • If the core responsibilities of the job are complete, the RA will be encouraged to pursue research opportunities including:

  • Designing, participating in, and conducting independent experiments

    Analyzing data and preparing reports

    Contributing to scientific abstract and manuscript submissions

  • The Research Assistant will also be expected to attend:

  • Weekly lab meetings and present research findings

    Center for Translational Cancer Research ( TCR center) meetings

    The Institute of Molecular Medicine seminar series

    Other seminars/meetings at the Principal Investigator's discretion


    General knowledge of research fields.

    Minimum Education:

    Bachelor's degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

    Minimum Experience:

    No years of experience.

    Physical Requirements:

    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.

    Security Sensitive:

    This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code 51.215

    Posted: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-10-08
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