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Institute Research Investigator - Neurodegeneration Consort

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas
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MD Anderson is known for providing cancer patients with exceptional care, which includes early access to innovative new treatments through clinical trials. The Institute for Applied Cancer Science (IACS) is a new hybrid model that uniquely combines the drug discovery capabilities of the bio-pharmaceutical industry and the extensive knowledge of biology found in academia with the expertise of MD Anderson's top clinicians. IACS has the singular goal of rapidly developing novel, effective and safe therapeutics that improve patient health. IACS executes programs with the highest probability of clinical success in a rigorous, goal-oriented, data-driven manner.

The Institute Research Investigator participates in cross-functional research to identify and validate novel neurodegeneration targets, and translates these findings into novel neurodegeneration therapeutic agents to benefit patients.
Salary range: Min $82,500 - $103,000 - $123,600

Key Functions:
•Independently proposes innovative solutions to research projects and contributes to the development and validation of biochemical and functional cell based assays for evaluating novel therapeutic concepts for Alzheimer’s disease Analyze data generated by various studies and leverage results for the design of future studies.
•Independently contributes to project activities through laboratory experiments.
•Independently contribute to the development, optimization, validation, implementation, and execution of biochemical and cell based assays for medium and high-throughput screening to support target validation and lead optimization in small molecule drug discovery projects,  not limited to receptors, channels and enzymes.
Education Required:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, enzymology, pharmacology, chemistry or related field. 
Preferred: Master's degree or Ph.D. 

Required: Six years experience of relevant research experience in lab. With preferred degree, four years of required experience. 
Preferred: 10 years of relevant industry 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.