#109869 Staff Research Associate
Filing Deadline: Wed 6/23/2021
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Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Staff Research
Associate will assist in research that is focused on studying the mechanisms
that control entry into mitosis and progression through mitosis in a manner
that ensures accurate genome inheritance.
The incumbent will use standard experimental procedures to engineer and image
human cultured cells and nematode (C. elegans) embryos and will be tasked
with culturing diverse human cell lines, labeling cells lines with fluorescent
markers, imaging cell lines following different treatments and quantifying
mitotic entry by analysis of single-cell time lapse movie data.
The incumbent will additionally perform basic C. elegans procedures, including
strain passaging, dissection, injection, and imaging - and assist other lab
members conducting C. elegans projects. The incumbent will perform lab
management duties including ordering supplies, maintaining clear and accurate
records, providing work direction to students, and coordinating lab safety
compliance, equipment maintenance, etc. Perform other duties as assigned.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology and
genetics, including relevant laboratory techniques, acquired through a
B.S. in Biology or related field OR an equivalent combination of education
and laboratory experience.
Ability to work with mammalian cell lines and C. elegans as research model
systems, including experience passaging, genotyping, generating transgenic
Knowledge of live imaging of mammalian cells - plating, setting up multi-
well imaging, with familiarity in conducting inhibitor treatments and
analyzing imaging data.
Experience in standard molecular biology techniques, including molecular
cloning, RNA synthesis, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence and
Knowledge of fluorescence microscopy methods, including spinning disk
Experience with general laboratory equipment including spectrophotometers,
centrifuges, balances, autoclaves, and pH meters.
Ability to provide work direction to student workers. Skill to train
others in basic lab support techniques and procedures (preparing media
and solutions, dishwashing, equipment usage, etc.).
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability
in using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility with diverse
personalities and situations. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a
research team and interact effectively with collaborating labs and others
in scientific community.
Strong organizational and administrative skills. Proven skill to set up
and maintain computerized and hard copy record keeping systems, and keep
clear and accurate records.
Skill and knowledge to proactively maintain an organized lab and stocks of
essential supplies and media, purchase new equipment, and ensure lab
equipment is operating effectively.
Thorough knowledge of purchasing and reimbursement procedures.
Demonstrated ability to maintain purchasing records and monitor lab
Experience in working with computers (Mac and PC) and software using
graphics, word processing, spreadsheet, and internet programs with a
willingness and ability to update and increase skills and knowledge as
Experience and knowledge of proper handling, storage, and disposal of
chemicals, biochemicals, hazardous chemicals, and biohazardous materials
including radioactive materials.
Knowledge, understanding, and some experience with Safety Data Sheets,
hazard communication and Injury and Illness Prevent Program. Familiarity
with a Chemical Hygiene Plan addressing safety precautions including
appropriate clothing and shoes, safe handling of chemicals, use of
protective items, with the ability to train others. Willingness and
ability to keep safety training current and consistent with research
Must be willing to work occasional overtime (evening or weekend) as
required by particular experiments.
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Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the
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DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Hiring Salary Range
$23.34 - $25.44 /hour
8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri