Research Assistant, Van Landeghem Lab

North Carolina State University

United States

October 18, 2021


Posting Details 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 related activities.

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.

Other Responsibilities

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 environment.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, goal oriented and high level of motivation.
  • 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 projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Accurate record keeping and data management skills.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and procedure.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 AA/EEO

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