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Research Investigator - Non-Laboratory, Precision Oncology Knowledge Curation

Genomic Med Rsch Department 710562
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


The Research Investigator position applies technical expertise and experience to coordinate, design and carry out research projects.


Generate content for the PODS/ISPM knowledgebase  

1. Applies scientific training to succinctly summarize published knowledge related to genes, protein domains, and classification of genomic alterations according to their functional and therapeutic impact.
2.         Curates clinical trial eligibility criteria into discrete elements in order to facilitate patient-clinical trial matching
3.         Curates drugs for their relevance to biomarkers and/or disease


Support collection of molecular data 

1.     Assists Clinical Data Abstractor in setting up and validating requests for annotation of patient molecular testing results, as needed.
2.         Assists with the collection and entry of patient specific molecular data within IPCT databases


Support research projects and system enhancements  

Supports research projects and system enhancements efforts through data collection, entry, and/or standardization.


Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.



Required: Five years of experience in scientific or experimental research work. With preferred degree, three years of required experience.

Preferred: At the minimum, a basic understanding of molecular biology.


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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