Research Assistant I - Comparative Medicine

This full-time, benefits eligible position is located at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research in Bastrop, Texas.


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to provide technical assistance in carrying out various behaviorally- and cognitively-oriented research projects utilizing the primate colonies within the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position may be subject to working in biocontainment areas requiring compliance with specific protocols.


Behavioral Research Support

Individual will help coordinate, collect and conduct behavioral and cognition research, by processing data from activities involving observation and behavioral/ cognitive testing. The data will come from animal behavioral observations, experimenter- run tasks working directly with the nonhuman primates, systematic automatic testing systems, treatment sheets, non-invasive assay collection, and other records.

Will assist with behavioral management protocols and support other studies.

Will be able to identify animals and target behaviors.

Data Collection, Organization & Dissemination

Duties will include recording data from experimenter-run tasks, computerized recording of data, verifying data entry, and helping to organize and process reports.

Organize files and data manually and on the computer.

Prepare preliminary drafts of specific sections of manuscripts, primarily methods sections.

Disseminate data from conducted studies.

Co-author and/or present papers and posters at regional, national, and international scientific meetings.

Other Animal/Behavioral Support

Work to achieve Sectional goals.

Work with other members of the Section of Primate Behavior and Environmental Enrichment to improve the research, behavioral management, and animal healthcare programs.

Work with students/visitors/interns/residents.

Assist with workshops and making hallway displays.

Attend sectional meetings.

Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences. No experience. 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.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 164852
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,500
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 48,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,500
  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Referral Bonus Available?: No
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No
  • Science Jobs: No