Title:  Research Assistant I

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  up to $45,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  1401
Job Purpose

Our lab focuses on studying the functional and clinical impact of poor prognosis tyrosine kinase mutations identified from cancer genome sequencing. We use a variety of preclinical models including cancer cell lines, Organoid cultures, patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), and Genetically engineered mouse models (GEMM). Drs. Kavuri and Matthew Ellis (Director of Breast center) lab made significant contributions on translating genome-sequencing findings into successful phase II clinical trials. (Bose. R and Kavuri. SM, Cancer Discovery, 2013; Kavuri. SM et al, Cancer Discovery, 2015; Ben-Baruch NE. et al, JNCCN, 2015; Ma. C et al, 2017, CCR; Huang. Kl.et al, Nature Communication, 2017). Our research is supported by Susan. G. Komen, CPRIT, and multiple Department of Defense grants (DOD). We are seeking highly motivated research technician, who is interested in translational tumor research.

The successful applicant must have strong skills with handling animal models including performing/maintaining therapeutic experiments using PDX models. The candidate is expected to work independently and also in a team environment.

Job Responsibilities
  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • May develop and modify computer programs.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • May assign activities to less experienced research staff.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in a basic science or related field.
  • Required: Two years of relevant experience.
  • None required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.





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