Research Assistant

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

United States

July 9, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number 00458

Title Research Assistant Position Number PS05132 Job Summary

The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Division Chief, Faculty, and Staff to provide technical assistance and support to conduct cancer research. This position will provide support to Faculty and Staff to prepare buffers and reagents as well as perform routine assays as needed. The focus of the Division of Cancer Research and Training is on translational cancer health disparities with a focus on Breast, Colon, and Prostate cancers.

Essential Duties

• Assist in performing cell culture, growth/invasion, and MTT assays, DNA/RNA extractions, IHC/IMF, PCR/western blots, and other molecular and biochemical procedures. • Assist in preparation of buffers, reagents, MTT, western blot, PCR and other molecular assay materials. • Participates in performing inventory of supplies, and assists in communications related to the study. • Assists in the preparation of data, as well as perform basic record keeping of protocols and results, and figure presentation. • Assist the Faculty and Staff in mentoring student interns. • Will receive training in basic cancer health disparities laboratory research and have the opportunity to participate in seminars and lectures addressing cancer health disparities. • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Regionally accredited undergraduate degree (B.A., B.S.) required in Biological Sciences or related field.

Minimum Requirements

• Basic background in biochemistry and/or molecular biology. • Prefer some experience in laboratory – cancer research is a plus. • Ability to perform basic cell culture; growth, invasion, and MTT assays; IHC/IMF; PCR/Western, and other basic molecular and biochemical assays as needed. • Ability to prepare buffers and reagents as requested according to protocols. • Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments. • Willingness to learn new molecular/biochemical procedures. • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and use of PubMed.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experienced in Biological Sciences or related field. • Some experience in experimental cancer research is a plus.

Special Requirements

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse community. The ideal candidate has an interest in cancer health disparities.

FLSA Non-Exempt Category Full Time Grade PS-1 Number of Vacancies 2

EEO Statement

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fair Chance Statement Open Date 01/24/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close date if active) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

The employment status of this position is classified as “Conditional”. Conditional employment means that the job exists contingent upon funding limitations of restricted funds or, the duration of a specific program, project, grant or contract. Please note that if the University does not receive a renewal of this funding or a reduction of funds occurs, your final date of employment will coincide with the non-renewal/reduction date. The duration of this position is from your start date through August 2020.

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  • Do you have a regionally accredited bachelor's degree and/or equivalent of combine education and experience in the related field?
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  • Do you have experience working in a laboratory and background in biochemistry and molecular biology? Please explain.
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  • Are you familiar with MTT assays, DNA/RNA extractions, IHC/IMF, PCR/western blots and other molecular and biochimical procedures?
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  • Are you PC or Mac proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)?
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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application