Research Associate - Ghashghaei Lab

Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106210

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. For information about research occurring in the lab visit

Essential Job Duties: The broad objective of the project is to investigate the function of genes and proteins in genetic mice developed and under development in the laboratory. The individual who fills this position will work independently on ongoing projects in the laboratory to collect data and analyze results and will independently support, develop, and design research activities supporting the lab. Main responsibilities include: Conducting experiments outlined by Dr. Ghashghaei and agreed upon with the candidate. Developing research methods involving recording, photo-documenting, interpreting and evaluating PCR- based genotyping data. Advancing options for improving the quality of the experiments. Participating in grant writing proposals or the facilitation of the grant writing process. Writing and publication of results and presentations within and outside NC State when appropriate. May co-present results with Principal Investigator at meetings and/or conferences. Supervising and training graduate students and temporary employees in the use of the mouse colony, including mouse handling and breeding procedures. Breeding and maintenance of genetic mice in our mouse colony.

Minimum Education/Experience: Relevant Bachelor's degree and 3 or more years of relevant independent experience. PhD or Master's in developmental neurobiology or other science related or research field preferred.

Department Required Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Demonstrated research experience in cell and molecular biology.

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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