Research Assistant I - Radiation Oncology
Job Ref # 32575
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Laboratory
Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F

Job Summary


Utilizes skills to provide technical research laboratory support in performing research experiments. Maintains records of data collected. Assists in the organization, tabulation and analysis of data under the direct supervision of the laboratory manager or Principal Investigator. 


1. Performs technical laboratory research.  2. Follows technical instruction in setting up and conducting experiments, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses. 3. Maintains records of all tests performed and data collected. 4. Assists in compilation, tabulation, and analysis of data. 5. Makes minor modifications and repairs on laboratory equipment. 6. Calibrates and operates a variety of laboratory equipment. 7. May perform surgery on laboratory animals. 8. Effectively utilizes computer systems. 9. Adheres to internal controls established for department. 10. Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.  11. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Completes all hospital required and job-related in-services and applies the information as needed. 12. Performs other duties as assigned. 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Associates of Arts (AA) with 5+ years experience Or Bachelor of Arts (BA)/Bachelor of Science (BS) with no experience. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  2 years or less of related research experience required. 


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:  Certificates required depending on department specialty. 

WORKING :  Normal office conditions. Some assignments may be in labs with typical environmental hazards and concerns.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

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