The Research Assistant II position will join Dr. Lee Rubin's group and participate in efforts to use stem-cell based and mouse models to study and identify new therapeutics for diseases of the nervous system. Reporting to the Principal Investigator and working under nominal direction, the research assistant will perform research according to specific project aims and provides support for day-to-day organization of lab resources. More specifically, the position will:
provide expertise either in tissue culture, especially of iPSCs and neurons; and in carrying out standard cell biology and molecular techniques (e.g., immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, qPCR, etc.) or in studies involving the production and maintenance of transgenic mice;
process, organize research data and report experiment results;
train laboratory staff in in standard operating procedures and assist new researchers with animal protocols;
maintain database of required training for lab personnel;
perform maintenance of lab equipment and resolve technical issues
assist in laboratory operations planning, by ordering lab reagents and coordinating vendor services.
This is a two year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the availability of continued funding.
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 lab-based animals.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background in Biology, Chemistry, or other science-related field and two years directly related experience that includes tissue culture or mouse work in a research setting.
BA/BS in biological sciences are strongly preferred. Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment are essential. Must be familiar with the operation of standard lab equipment and with lab safety and biosafety procedures. Ability to work independently, proficiency with web-based applications, databases and Microsoft Excel, excellent organizational, time management, written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role. Research Assistant is required to work with and handle laboratory animals (mice) and a variety of hazardous materials.
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: 47116BR
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