Job Ref: 25363
Talent Area: Research - Clinical
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, TX 77030
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: DAYWork Week
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 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.
There is a regular, full-time position available for a Research Assistant I/II in the laboratory of Dr. Kyuson Yun. Her laboratory studies the biology of normal and cancer stem cells of the mammalian brain. The ongoing experiments in Dr. Yun’s lab utilize mouse models as discovery tools for novel insights and validation of those discoveries in patient-derived cancer samples and cultures, with the goal of developing potential new treatments for brain cancer patients.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties May Include:
Master of Science (MS) with 5+ years experience Or Terminal Degree with 5 years experience, 2 + years preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
2. Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities.
3. Proficient in spreadsheet, word-processing, and presentation software.
4. Demonstrates effective communication skills.
5. Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor.
6. Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information.
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