Research Assistant

Western University of Helth Science
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$17.00
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Part time
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Posting Details

In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to the position's level, core duties, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Classification Series Details

Function Biomedical Sciences

Family Research Classification Series Title Research Assistant

Classification Pay Scale

Minimum $17.00

Maximum $20.00

Posting Details

Posting Number S01181

Position Title Research Assistant Position Status Part-time Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 2201-Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences Job Summary

Provide technical support in the research laboratory of the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

1. Basic and advanced laboratory knowledge and skills. Proficiency in immunohistochemistry, immunoblots and imaging analysis research methodology, and have good experience in mouse behavior.

2. Basic skills in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and google doc.

3. Ability for logical, independent problem solving and pay attention to details and process.

4. Knowledge of medical and neuroscience terminology.

Required Qualifications

1. Education: Minimum requirements: BS Degree in Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, or related fields.

2. Experience: A minimum of 12 months of relevant research experience.

List comments regarding work hours

16 hours per week

Posting Date 09/30/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Job Duties

Assistance in establishing the schedule of experiments and the timeline for completion of each assigned experiment or project.

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Conduct experiments and collect data, under supervision of the Principal Investigator. Take detailed notes for experiments. Prepare inventories of samples. Help check and update old experimental protocol, and establish new experimental protocol.

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Present results or scientific papers during laboratory meetings. Provide updates on progress. Participate in the preparation of manuscripts and research proposals.

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Assistance in planning, ordering and monitoring laboratory supplies, reagent, and mice. Assistance in the general maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment. Help with mice breeding, weaning, genotyping and keep good record.

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Assistance in the preparation and updates of laboratory animal and safety protocol. And assist in the training of students or new laboratory members.

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Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes

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WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or working authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in-person/on-campus work assignments. ​

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to grasp laboratory objects, equipment and animals (if applicable). The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hand and arms, climb and stoop. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to monitor the various computer screens and instruments used during the physiological processes.

Describe Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are routinely performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing duties in this setting the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold (non-weather), and risk of electric shock.

The employee is regularly exposed to wet humid conditions (non-weather), moving mechanical parts, and high precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat (non- weather), and risk of radiation. The noise level in this setting may be loud due to the noise of ventilation system and hydraulic body hoist.

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