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The Research Assistant I is responsible for performing various molecular
biology, cell and biochemistry, microscopy, and imaging techniques in support
of the Principal Investigator's (PI) studies. Other duties include general
laboratory support and maintenance. Murine models of hearing loss and
neurodegenerative disorders are heavily employed in the lab. May receive task
direction from senior level researchers.
(80%) Research Support
Dissection, staining, and imaging tissues
Tissue and cell processing for mass spectrometry
Immunoprecipitation experiments for mass spectrometry protein interactions
(20%) Lab Support
Assist with cell maintenance.
Assist with preparing standard media and solutions.
Assist with weekly inventory of lab supplies.
Assist with stock and organize incoming lab supplies.
Clean glassware and equipment as needed.
No professional experience required with relevant Bachelor's degree or
Demonstrated experience and application of molecular biology knowledge
preferably in biochemistry and cell culture.
Demonstrated experience with general lab maintenance, including cleaning,
stocking supply inventory, and ensuring the maintenance of a sterile
2+ years of experience as a lab technician or undergraduate researcher.
Experience with tissue and cell staining and imaging
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, or equivalent.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Theoretical and hands on knowledge of tissue culture and molecular biology
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in researching information and
analyzing data to arrive at valid conclusions.
Ability to learn and carry out new experimental procedures with accuracy
and efficiency. Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and/or written
protocols, including follow-up on previously begun procedures.
Demonstrated ability to record data accurately and enter into appropriate
Skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with both PC and MAC operating
systems, standard business office equipment and commonly used software and
tools, such as Microsoft Office, electronic mail, and the internet.
Proficiency with common office software applications as well as software
applications used for research, recording, and analysis.
Highly organized, effective at multitasking, adept at juggling changing
Proven ability to work both independently and also as part of a
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
Demonstrated enthusiasm about research and ability to work as part of a
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups.
Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships with personnel at all levels.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
Successful completion of the Institute's background investigation.
Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/MENTAL ACTIVITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
This position requires constant handling, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling,
analyzing, calculating, reasoning, and working inside.
Licenses & Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)