SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Employer
Charles R. Drew University
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
DOE
Posted
May 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Other

TITLE:                      SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT:     Internal Medicine/Endocrinology

JOB CODE:                                  3106

DATE:                                          08/6/2012 (Revised)

REPORTS TO:          Principal Investigator

GRADE:                     PS-1

FLSA STATUS:        NON-EXEMPT

Under the general direction of Principal Investigator, provides technical support in molecular endocrinology, diabetes and obesity research laboratory.  Responsibilities includes project planning, data collection, experimental protocols and procedures; bench work involving lab techniques focused in molecular biology, and small animal studies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Protein and RNA extract from mouse tissues and mammalian cells.
  • Mammalian tissues culture
  • siRNA transfection in vivo and in vitro
  • Real time RT-PCR
  • Western blot
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • ELISA
  • DNA cloning and plasmid purification
  • Perform animal studies including diabetic animal model generation and treatment.
  • Animal tissue collection

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

EDUCATION:

  • Regionally accredited undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S.) required in Biological Sciences or related filed.
  • Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years experience as a research technician
  • Strong background in biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITY/SKILLS:

  • Familiar with molecular biology techniques/science including extraction of DNA, RNA and protein, Western blots, cell culture techniques, immunohistochemistry, and instrumentation.
  • Ability to follow protocol performing experiments.
  • Ability to perform animal work
  • Capability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of optics and microscopy is a plus but not essential
  • Proficient with MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint

COMPLEXITY:

  • The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequent variety of unrelated tasks.  Constant calculating interrupted work, a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

For more information and to apply, https://jobs.cdrewu.edu/

At Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, our employees' well-being is important to us. CDU continues to offer health and wellness benefits to help employees stay healthy and provide financial protection against high medical costs. The program incorporates a variety of benefit plans from which employees can choose. The following summary provides a brief overview and high level summary of the benefits that may be available as a member of the faculty or staff working at least 20 hours per week in a regular or conditional position at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. For more information, visit https://www.cdrewu.edu/academics/facultystaff/Offices/Benefits

 

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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