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Research Technologist Research Tissue Support Services (Main Campus)
Job ID: 127190
Research Technologist - Research Tissue Support Services (Main Campus)
Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top five among children's hospitals by both Child magazine and U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature babies, and cardiogenic and attention-related disorders.
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Ensure the availability of tissue resources to further cancer and hematology research; provide centralized and streamlined tissue collection, processing and storage; maximize the capture of potentially useful tissues and related information.
Identify, receive, process and analyze specimens; review clinic and surgical schedules to identify possible donors; receive or collect a variety of specimens (fixed and frozen human and mouse tissues); process specimens; train others in the practice of receiving, preparing and analyzing specimens; participate in an on-call rotation. Perform tissue culture and molecular biological techniques; perform DNA/RNA extractions from fixed and frozen tissues; establish primary tissue cultures and maintain cultured cells. Maintain database; generate RTSS identifiers for specimens to be distributed or stored; input patient data and maintain database; generate reports and tables; generate transmittal forms and shipping documentation as required by protocol. Participate in research collaboration. Provide quality control/assurance activities and inventory maintenance.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of cell cycle, tissue culture principles, freezing cultures, processing and troubleshooting required. Must also be familiar with standard molecular methods such as DNA/RNA extraction and labeling methods. Experience with other molecular methods helpful. The ability to use various pieces of laboratory equipment including incubators, centrifuges and cryostat required. Experience with various molecular biology techniques is desired. PC experience and visual presentation skills needed. Good communication skills to interpret reports and communicate with investigators.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and seven (7) years of research experience in pathology, cell biology or molecular biology;
Master's degree in biomedical sciences and three (3) years of research experience in pathology, cell biology or molecular biology.