Research Assistant - Ghashghaei Lab

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Position Number: 00100460

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences consists of 45 faculty who have a diversity of research and teaching interests. Included among our faculty 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 biomedical Research Building with 104,000 gross sq. ft., which opened in the summer of 2004. Thus state-of-the-art research facilities are available to the research faculty in the department. Included in the 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 of Dr. Troy Ghashghaei please 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 of Dr. Troy Ghashghaei. The individual who fills this position will assist in ongoing projects in the laboratory and will be expected to work independently on collection of data and analyze research results within the lab. To that end, the successful incumbent will participate in formulating research methods and suggesting options for improving quality and recommending solutions through recording, photo-documenting, and interpreting/evaluating PCR- based genotyping data and overseeing the breeding and maintenance of genetic mice in our mouse colony. For more information about research occurring in the lab of Dr. Troy Ghashghaei please visit

Minimum Education/Experience: Relevant Bachelor's and 3 or more years of relevant experience, or relevant independent experience and education.

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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Posted: 4/14/2018
Application Due: 2/8/2019
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