Research Assistant 2
Job Title: Research Assistant 2
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8493
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Research activities focusing on development of assays for characterizing of functional antibodies against malaria parasite antigens and for SARS-CoV-2. May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures. (47%)Clone and sequence genes. Perform genetic manipulation of human, malaria and SARS-CoV-2 genes such as site directed mutagenesis, gene knockouts, and design gene synthesis, and to construct human monoclonal antibodies. (20%)Collect, analyze and integrate data into overall experimental objectives. Evaluate the adequacy of techniques; study and test new procedures. (10%)
- Express proteins, construct expression vectors, perform cell culture. (5%)Perform the following: Design PCR and multiplex assays, flow cytometry, enzyme-linked immunoassays and Surface plasmon resonance. (5%)Supervise students in bench skills, and contributions to large-scale research projects. (5%)Present research findings and other current research on related topics at regular group. (5%)Oversee inventory. Stock and maintain laboratory inventory, familiarize with the available literature. Perform other duties as assigned. (3%)
- Must be hard-working, flexible, quick thinking, organized, communicative, able to multitask, able to learn the research, take initiative, work with many different people from different countries and backgrounds, able to keep up with a demanding, but positive and interactive work environment. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within molecular biology, biochemistry, and immunology or be able to derive information from background reading and lab meetings and learn quickly. Prefer some background in malaria parasite culture, tissue culture, and ELISA assays. Relies on instructions, pre-established guidelines, and protocols to perform the functions of the job. If a protocol is not provided, a person must be able to research, understand, and troubleshoot protocols with some degree of independence. Ability to operate laboratory equipment. Experience in data analysis and navigating various analysis software systems is a plus. Communicate effectively. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face. Ability to meet consistent attendance. Work under pressure and remain flexible.
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