Research Assistant 1
Job Title: Research Assistant 1
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8482
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Perform research work in medical and related technical areas involves use of lab skills. Perform research work using standard techniques of molecular biology/biochemistry and cell culture (PCR, DNA analysis, protein analysis, retroviral/lentiviral construct and cloning/sub-cloning). (45%)Conduct analysis of samples. Generate, maintain and analyze tissue culture cell lines, DNA, RNA and protein samples for experimental purposes. (20%) Collect and record results from molecular biology, biochemistry and cell culture assays. (10%)Maintain records of experiments. Maintain clear and organized notebooks documenting procedures used and all data generated. (10%)Maintain test equipment utilized in experiments. Perform routine lab maintenance including cleaning equipment and lab ware; dispose of biohazardous waste. (5%)Order laboratory and reagents. Maintain chemical/biological inventory in compliance with Environmental Health and Safety. (10%)
- Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the biomedical science field. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Ability to operate laboratory equipment.Strong molecular biology skills (PCR, Western blotting and molecular cloning).Strong organization skills and good habit of maintaining a clean lab working environment; demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills and proven ability to successfully follow through on assigned projects.Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work and communicate with various individuals within and external to the university.Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team (must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter).Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.Ability to maintain meticulous, complete and easily retrievable laboratory data.Ability to willingly learn new techniques and procedures as needed, follow established protocols or laboratory procedures and request clarification if necessary.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face and remotely.
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