Research Assistant 3
Job Title: Research Assistant 3
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8485
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Work closely with the principal investigator to carry out a variety of ophthalmology-specific research assignments. Conduct lab/research activities including but not limited to in vivo retinal imaging by spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and fundus imaging; in vitro research including but not limited to Western blot, qRT-PCR, histo- and immunohistochemistry in accordance with general plans. Record results of conducted experiments. Maintain test equipment utilized in experiments (72%) Participate in development of new protocols and techniques for research projects involving a high degree of skill. (6%)Test adequacy of techniques; study and test new techniques, and analyze the data obtained. (6%)May supervise students and technicians (6%).
- May research the laboratory budget/financial issues. (2.5%)May co-author research projects. (2.5%) Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)
- Ability to work with and sacrifice mice, no allergies to animals.Must demonstrate compliance with Case Western Reserve University animal research and care (ARC) policies and procedures and compliance to regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines and other applicable regulatory guidelines. Must demonstrate compassion for animals within Case Western Reserve University facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times. Must be able and willing to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer gear to protect the health of the animals. Previous experience in working with animals is required.Knowledge of the eye anatomy and function, understanding of the principles of spectral domain optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography, ability to perform Western blot, qRT-PCT, histo- and immunohistochemistry. Highly responsible, careful, and motivated with good organizational, lab maintenance, and planning skills.Ability to effectively communicate (written and/or orally) with others.Ability to manage time effectively, and coordinate work on several ongoing projects.Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.Ability to operate laboratory equipment.Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team.Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel.Willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes and computer programs as needed.Ability to interact effectively with colleagues and supervisors face to face.Ability to meet consistent attendance.
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