Research Assistant 2-B/H

Ohio State University

United States

July 15, 2021

Job overview


A Research Assistant 2-B/H is available in the Chu Laboratory in the Dept. of Cancer Biology and Genetics. The laboratory studies the effects of posttranslational modifications (PTMs) on the molecular regulation of protein kinases related to cancers. The successful candidate will join a young and motivated research team that uses a wide variety of protein chemistry and biochemistry, peptide synthesis, enzymology, cell-based assays to decipher the functions and regulation mechanisms of protein kinase that site-specifically equipped PTMs (i.e. phosphorylation, ubiquitin). This is an ideal opportunity for a research technician seeking an exciting new position in a disease-relevant area that would allow them to expand their array of laboratory skills, as well as for a recent bachelor graduate seeking a period of research experience prior the next step in their career path. The candidate will work closely with team members, including the P.I.

Essential Duties

50%: Assists and supports scientific investigation to study {protein chemistry andbiochemistry, molecular biology} as directed; independently conducts assigned experiments; performs a variety of molecular, cellular, and biological research techniques and procedures including DNA purification, PCR, molecular cloning, bacterial and eukaryotic recombinant protein expressions, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis, Western blot, recombinant protein purifications, immunofluorescence and cell imaging; tests and evaluates current procedures and provides feedback to research team; maintains and oversees the lab cell lines; oversees and maintains accurate records of laboratory activities.

30%: Records, consolidates and assists with analysis of research results; assists in evaluating validity of data obtained from experimental procedures; summarizes data for inclusion in grant proposals, manuscripts and professional presentations; prepares research progress reports; assists principal investigator with the preparation of publications, manuscripts, articles, posters, and abstracts; conducts library research on requested topics through researching current literature; assisting with preparation and submission of compliance documents (biosafety, radioactivity, etc.).

10%: Assists with training of junior research staff, and undergraduate and graduate students in research methods and equipment operation; sets up and operates laboratory equipment; monitors research supply, chemical inventory and initiates procurement requests as needed; other duties as assigned.

10%: Duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Skills/Experience Required/Desired

A Bachelor’s degree in a biological/ science or an equivalent combination of education is required. Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/ science research is required. 1-3 year experience in a chemical and/or biochemical research capacity is required. Requires successful completion of a background check. Qualified candidates may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen

For COVID-19 policy: All OSU employees are currently required wearing mask.

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