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Research Assistant II - Leukemia (Flow Cytometry)

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Leukemia - Research 600411
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167424 Requisition #
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KEY FUNCTIONS

Instrument Operation and Maintenance  

           Must be familiar with principles of Flow Cytometry, Sorting, and FACS. Must understand optics, fluidics and spectral properties of laser excitation, principles of fluorescent dye conjugation, and in consultation with supervisor be able to design optimal laser/dye combinations and the choice of excitation and emission filters.
           Must be able to learn to independently operate the flow cytometers, cell sorters and Isolight. Experiment setup, instrument QC, laser alignment, routine maintenance, etc. Assist research personnel in use of instrumentation.
           Interact with institutional researchers to understand and assist with the execution of experimental goals. Excellent experimental trouble-shooting skills are desired; and thorough knowledge of cell preparation methodology is required.
           Operates, calibrates, maintains and troubleshoots various Flow Cytometers and Cell Sorters as well as the Isoplexis Isolight.
           Assists with experimental/protocol design.
           Incorporate a quality control program into the daily functions of the Facility.  Review results and make recommendations for improvements when appropriate.
           Writes Standard Operating Procedures for all procedures being performed in the facility.
           Maintain daily work schedule to insure that all work is completed in a timely manner. 

Data Analysis Interaction 

           Handles scheduling and all aspects of client interaction, supporting iLabs usage.
           Uses knowledge of various analysis software to assist client with data analysis and interpretation
           Must be prepared to work with human blood, blood products and tissues

Lab Development Assistance  

           Assists with experimental/protocol design.
           Supports daily function of the facility, including data and records management, inventory, ordering and logging of supplies and reagents, quality assurance, billing, training, safety and continuing education programs.
           Maintain the quality control program into the daily functions of the Facility.  Review results, report and troubleshoot as necessary. Writes Standard Operating Procedures as needed in the facility. Attends laboratory and department meetings and in-services as required.

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.

EXPERIENCE

Required: One year experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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