The primary purpose of the Research Assistant II position is to provide sophisticated and technical laboratory work in medical and research related projects.
The Research Assistant II will perform various scientific experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator. The position will also be responsible for assisting in maintaining general laboratory operations.
Basic Cellular & Molecular Biology Techniques
• Requires significant prior experience in working with mouse models.
• Proficient in most current laboratory procedures including: cell/tissue culture methods, molecular cloning, transfection, immunochemistry, western blotting, qPCR, PCR, RT-PCR, mouse colony maintenance, breeding, genotyping, Drug treatment, tissue collection for histochemical, protein, RNA analysis and others.
• Mouse work: Responsible for breeding, maintenance of colonies and genotyping, distribution of animals to all lab members for specific experiments. Maintains updated inventory of existing animals.
Lab Safety and Lab Management
• Responsible for providing technical instruction to other investigators in the laboratory in a professional and collegial manner.
• Demonstrates and practices lab safety precautions. Receives verbal and/or written instructions from principal investigator on standards and specialized lab safety procedures. Attends all required safety courses. Handles, stores, and disposes of chemically hazardous materials, and biohazardous materials in procedure specified to meet MDA safety guidelines. Will have working knowledge of equipment and all operations and procedures manuals.
Other duties as assigned
Required: Bachelor's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.
Preferred: Master's degree with major course works in one of the basic sciences.
Required: Two years experience in scientific or experimental research work. No experience required with preferred degree.
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