This position is part of a group of scientists using in vitro cell-based models to study and to find new therapeutics for diseases of the nervous and skeletal muscle systems. Research assistant will explore several aspects of projects relating to an understanding of neuronal or skeletal muscle differentiation. Experiments will involve mouse and human stem cell cultures, and standard molecular and cell biological techniques including immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and Western blotting and animal handling. Research assistants will collect, organize and analyze experimental data using software and spreadsheet applications, and perform general laboratory support tasks that may include ensuring quality control of equipment and reagents, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and ordering supplies. Research assistants are also expected to attend and actively participate in laboratory and research team meetings.
This is a two year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on availability of continued funding and satisfactory performance.
May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.
May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College level coursework in biological sciences or equivalent tissue culture experience are required.
At least one year biological laboratory research experience with tissue culture (relevant coursework in biological sciences may count towards experience).
BA/BS in biological sciences and one year of work experience that includes tissue culture and immunohistochemistry, ideally with embryonic stem cells or iPS, are strongly preferred.
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to perform multiple detail-oriented tasks.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently as well as member of a team.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46667BR
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