Research Assistant I

Location
East Lansing MI, MI
Posted
Oct 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

A Research Assistant I position is available in a mammalian oocyte, embryo biology and epigenetics laboratory. The successful candidate will participate in a research program specializing in mammalian oocyte and embryo biology. The candidate will be responsible for executing various advanced molecular biology assays, as well as scheduling, design, coordination, and execution of various molecular and embryological assays. This will include assay validation, adherence to SOPs, quality control of data, data analysis, data security, and documentation of study results. Candidate will also be responsible for microsurgical manipulation, microinjection, and electroporation of mammalian oocytes and embryos, and cell cultures. Other duties include mouse husbandry, breeding, surgery, and tissue collection. Candidate will adhere to policies of regulatory compliance and good laboratory practices. Candidate will be responsible for design and production of power point presentations, editing grant applications and manuscripts, preparing periodic progress reports, and other reporting activities. Candidate will assist with ordering supplies, maintaining and validating equipment, training and supervising student employees, maintaining compliance and records, and tracking laboratory expenditures. 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in biology or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience with basic molecular biology techniques, aseptic techniques, assay validation, cell culture, laboratory record keeping, simple data analysis and quality control; experience in a research setting; experience in developing a variety of written reports and oral presentations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, experience in molecular biology including nucleic acid purification and quantitation, protein detection and quantitation, biochemistry, cell culture, statistical data analysis, laboratory information systems, sample tracking, and reagent validation. Experience in animal surgery, dissection, cell isolation, and experience in assay validation and laboratory data management. Experience in laboratory purchasing and compliance functions. Familiarity with essential software including Microsoft Office.

Required Application Materials

Resume/CV

Cover Letter

Names of 3 references that may be asked to write reference letters

Transcripts or other evidence of training

GLP Certification

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Description of End Date

This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding Eligibility ends on 10/16/2018 at 11:55 PM

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