The Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis is an interdisciplinary, basic science research department that conducts groundbreaking research aimed at defining the mechanisms controlling normal cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, and survival as well as mechanisms controlling genome maintenance to identify the aberrations in these processes that drive cancer.
Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
The primary purpose of the Research Assistant I position is to provide technical assistance in carrying out various research projects in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis.KEY FUNCTIONSResearch Support
Expertise and Specialization
- Provide experimental and technical support for ongoing research projects.
- Perform duties in accordance with general and/or specific plans.
- Assists in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols. Processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms.
- Preparation of tissues, cell cultures, blood samples, and perform other laboratory duties, such as the handling of laboratory animals.
- Assist in general laboratory operation, ensures the laboratory is prepared for experiments, performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and assisting with monitoring and stocking supplies, preparation of stock solutions and other reagents.
- Collect and analyze data from experimental procedures and discuss results with the principal investigator.
- Document experimental results and maintain an organized laboratory notebook.
- Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations.
- Apply basic background in science to the application of laboratory techniques, using judgment, analysis and evaluation.
- Read literature and confer with superiors regarding new procedures.
- Master essential skills and techniques used in the laboratory.
- Contribute to the laboratory.
- Pursue learning and self-development.
- Actively seek feedback.
- Transfer learning into next steps.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's degree, major course work in one of the basic sciences.Experience:
Required: No experience required.
Preferred: Some experience in scientific or experimental research work.
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