Posting Number PG191149EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Assistant, Van Landeghem Lab
Anticipated Hiring Range $40,000
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Molecular Biomedical Sciences
About the Department
The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences trains doctors of veterinary
medicine and graduate students interested in research-based careers focused on
the discovery of new knowledge about animal and human health and disease and
using those findings to enhance animal and human health and well-being.
Students get in depth knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of disease, and
experience in the development of new procedures which enable its prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment.
Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of cell biology and
physiology, cancer biology, developmental biology, environmental science and
toxicology, genomics, infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology,
radiology, and reproductive biology. Our goals are to advance veterinary
medical science through innovative basic and applied research, and by
mentoring and inspiring students, providing world-class clinical and
diagnostic services, and offering the public the latest knowledge through
innovative extension and engagement activities. Our research faculty work in
state-of-the-art research facilities including a transgenic mouse facility
where graduate students can participate in research projects related to mouse
and animal genomics.
A number of graduate programs are available to students interested in working
with faculty in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences. In addition,
faculty oversee following clinical sections: anesthesia, clinical nutrition,
pharmacology, and the radiology residency.
The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a
priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we
champion personal and professional growth.
The Van Landeghem Laboratory explores how microenvironmental cues especially
those emanating from the enteric nervous system regulate intestinal epithelial
(stem) cell biology during development and adulthood in health and diseases.
Essential Job Duties
The Research Assistant will understand the rationale for the research, and
will perform related experiments to test research hypotheses. Research duties
will include working directly with research animals, primary cell cultures, as
well as cell lines. The individual will perform various techniques to address
scientific questions including microdissection of different gut layers,
establishment of primary cultures, molecular biology, flow cytometry and
biochemistry. The individual may also be involved in some of the care of
research animals (primarily mice) and the collection of blood and tissue
samples. Other research related duties may include organization and
maintenance of research data, editing documents. Research efforts will
contribute toward publications and presentations.
The Research Assistant will also participate in the laboratory management,
which includes maintaining an inventory of equipment, supplies and research
related materials, and day to day organization of the laboratory and research
The position will involve project management of several concurrent projects,
analysis of data and assistance in determining the next steps of such
projects. The position may require interaction with outside collaborators.
The Research Assistant will also be responsible for assisting with technical
training of students and for following and the enforcement of safety
procedures within the laboratory.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Post-Baccalaureate degree; or Bachelor's degree in biology (or related
field) and three years of relevant experience in a research laboratory
working with mouse models, sterile cell cultures as well as molecular
biology, biochemistry and microdissection techniques.
Experience in microdissection and mammalian primary cell culture
(establishment and maintenance)
Experience in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (PCR; RT-
qPCR; gel electrophoresis, DNA, RNA, and protein extraction; western
blotting; immunofluorescence; immunohistochemistry)
Experience in mouse colony management (animal handling, breeding,
weaning, genotyping, etc) and in vivo experimentation
Experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting
Experience in bioinformatics and statistics
Other Required Qualifications
Prior research experience.
Ability to work independently as well as contribute to a supportive team
Ability to work to tight deadlines, goal oriented and high level of
Ability to work with animals.
Strong computer skills and ability to use highly specialized laboratory
equipment with trouble-shooting abilities.
Ability to participate to/handle and prioritize multiple concurrent
Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
Accurate record keeping and data management skills.
Knowledge of laboratory equipment and procedure.
Experience and/or training in flow cytometry and bioinformatics.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 08/24/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application please submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and
the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
Position Number 00108230
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie
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regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
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