Research Assistant

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Jul 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106424

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The primary function of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at NC State University is to provide educational programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering. Our internationally renowned faculty is the foundation for our nationally ranked department. Our faculty features five of NC State's 23 National Academies members, as well as researchers who've earned national honors and led international professional organizations. Like the field of chemical engineering itself, our department's work transcends disciplinary lines. Our students and faculty work with colleagues across the academic spectrum in fields such as biotechnology, polymers, nanotechnology, energy and environmentally responsive processes, and biomanufacturing. The administrative unit provides support to the education program and the research programs that reside in the department.

Essential Job Duties: The research assistant will be responsible for advancing ongoing research projects related to a funded NIH grant on characterizing the functional diversity of CRISPR-Cas immune systems. Duties of this position include but are not limited to: * Independently design and conduct experiments related to the funded grant, with the expectation that collected data would contribute to peer-reviewed publications. * Pursue projects related to the funded grant, including the biochemical characterization of novel CRISPR-Cas systems and the development of novel technologies based on these systems. * Will be expected to devise experiments and perform modern molecular biology and microbiology techniques specific to research projects related to the funded grant. * Will also be expected to provide weekly updates on research progress to the principal investigator through Trello and Google docs, maintain a detailed and up-to-date electronic notebook through Benchling, and participate in and present at weekly group meetings.

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree or B.S. in biology, microbiology, or related field and at least three years of experience in a research setting.

Department Required Skills: Strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; strong communication skills; strong work ethic.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Prior experience with modern molecular biology and microbiology techniques such as Gibson assembly and Golden Gate cloning as well as prior experience in characterizing CRISPR-Cas immune systems.

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.

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