Research Assistant 2 (part-time, TERM)
Job Title: Research Assistant 2 (part-time, TERM)
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 8470
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Conduct a series of experiments to supply scientific information as part of a larger project. Manage mouse colony husbandry, time matings, collect tissues, process tissues, genotype embryos and mice, make stock solutions and reagents to support these experiments. (40%)May assist in developing improved techniques and procedures. Focus on improving histology and imaging techniques. (10%)Collect and analyze data. Collect embryos, generate cryosections, perform gene expression analysis on tissues and do confocal imaging. The focus will be on mouse craniofacial embryonic development (25%)Maintain certain equipment facilities and lab organization. Keep equipment clean and functional. If equipment needs repair, contact company and follow instructions. Oversee inventory of lab chemicals, consumables and safety related materials. (15%)Train new staff in common methods of the lab. Direct the work of students who need guidance in learning new techniques and the general up keep of the laboratory. (10%)
- Knowledge of commonly used biology concepts, lab practices and molecular biology procedures within a particular field. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Previous experience working with animals preferred. Basic experience in mouse or small animal husbandry work and molecular biology laboratory setting. 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.Knowledge of math, computer, basic chemistry, some molecular biology techniques. Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.Experience with PCR, mouse genetics work, histology, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging and gel electrophoresis preferred.Ability to operate laboratory equipment.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
This is a Term position. They are treated like regular staff positions for medical and dental benefits eligibility, vacation, holidays, and sick time. Term employees are not eligible for life insurance, retirement, long term disability, short term disability, tuition assistance, layoff status, or severance pay. Staff in term positions are also subject to the performance management review process and positive corrective action when work performance or behavior is unsatisfactory or unacceptable. Term employment does not alter the employment-at-will employee status of these employees.
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