Senior Research Assistant - Immuno Therapy
Job Ref # 31623
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Location: Houston, TX
Category: Research - Clinical

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY

Sr. Research Assistant provides technical support for laboratory based research.   Support may include bench techniques, work with laboratory animals, scientific writing, and data analysis.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED

Not applicable

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

With minimal direction and guidance of the Principal Investigator, Laboratory Manager or Director this position may include:

  • Handling human and/or animal tissue. 
  • Animal handling, which may include tail cutting, breeding, weaning, euthanasia, surgical procedures and animal husbandry.
  • Bench chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or other scientific techniques
  • Microscope work and image analysis
  • Write protocols, procedures, and edit manuscripts
  • Collection of tissue, blood or other biological specimens
  • Collect, record, compile and analyze complex data
  • Take inventory and maintain lab supplies and equipment. 
  • Oversee equipment calibration, certification and maintenance agreements.
  • Maintain Safety, Emergency Preparedness, MSDS and other Laboratory Specific procedures.
  • Development or establishment of new laboratory procedures, including biological assays, quantitative and qualitative analyses. 
  • Operate and maintain a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Effectively utilizes computer systems, including office applications, and statistical or technical software.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

BA/BS with 5+ years experience

Or

Masters w/ 2-5 years experience

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

See above.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

See attached activity checklist

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Standard laboratory or vivarium environment; some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital 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

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.

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