The Zon lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision of principal investigator (PI) and senior researchers, Research Assistants will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations, and experimental procedures. Research Assistants will work with specialized laboratory equipment and perform data analysis. More specifically, according to established protocols and assigned schedules, research assistants will: perform a variety of routine laboratory tests and procedures (including standard molecular biology, microinjections, microscopy, tissue culture, and animal husbandry) for experiments that focus on chemicals screens utilizing zebrafish embryos, oversee maintenance of zebrafish lines to meet research requirements, maintain accurate records of results and methodologies, purchase lab supplies, oversee equipment maintenance and the laboratory's compliance with institute and governmental regulations - acting as laboratory liaison to vendors, core facilities, and other laboratories, may conduct literature searches and reviews, compile information for journals, and recommend research techniques to PI.
This term appointment will end 12 months from the employee start date, preferably the week of May 28. The position may be renewed based on the changing needs of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department.
When applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).
All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
At least one year biological laboratory research experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).
Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science or related discipline is preferred. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, may be required. Excellent communications skills.
Working Conditions: 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.
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: 48198BR
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