Research Assistant

Jan 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00101322

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences consists of 36 faculty who have a diversity of research and teaching interests. Included among our faculty are 11 clinical faculty, affording students the opportunity to participate in research projects with a direct clinical correlation to veterinary and/or human medicine. Our research faculty are housed in a new biomedical Research Building with 104,000 gross sq. ft., which opened in the summer of 2004. Thus, new, state-of-the-art research facilities are available to the research faculty in the department. Included in the new Research Building is a transgenic mouse facility, permitting the opportunity for graduate students to 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. The Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program in CVM consists of several different "tracks", allowing students to focus their research in the areas of cell biology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pathology, and population medicine. Other graduate programs with which departmental faculty are affiliated include programs in immunology, physiology, and functional genomics. The successful applicant will join a busy and productive laboratory on the NCSU Centennial Biomedical Campus adjacent to the College of Veterinary Medicine. The laboratory is well equipped for state of the art genomics research and also has access to the following specialized equipment: two multicolor fluorescence in situ hybridization workstations, Agilent High Resolution Microarray Scanner, Agilent 2100 BioAnalyzer, Nanodrop, Real time-PCR, digital PCR, high throughput PCR. High throughput and NextGen DNA sequencing and mapping capabilities, together with robotics for colony picking, filter spotting, and microarraying are also available through the NCSU Genome Sciences Laboratory.

Essential Job Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for microscopy, routine lab work, micromanipulations microliter volumes, and molecular cytogenomic related lab work.

Minimum Education/Experience: Must have Bachelor's degree in a biological science, preferably biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology or related field and experience with at least four of the following, general molecular biology skills (genomic DNA/RNA isolation from fresh and fixed tissues), BAC DNA isolation, QC, PCR, probe labeling, multicolor fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis and mammalian cell culture.

Department Required Skills: Prior research experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organization skills with strong attention to detail. Ability to work to tight deadlines, goal oriented and high level of motivation Ability to work individually and also in a team. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: In addition preference may be given to applicants with experience in the following: a. mammalian cell culture (establishment and maintenance) b. mammalian cytogenetics c. familiarity with computer software, to include Microsoft office, SAS, JMP Genomics, GeneSpring, Agilent Workbench, BioDiscovery Nexus, SmartCapture.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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