Research Assistant 2
Job Title: Research Assistant 2
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8573
Job Description Position Objective
- Plan and carry out research assignments including the ELISA -formated diagnostic tests such as Conformation Dependent Immunoassay (CDI) and conformational stability assay (CSA). Handle potential emergencies related to the laboratory operations in accordance with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) protocols and training. (36%)Plan and crarry transgenic mice breeding and genotyping, preparation of explant neurons and media for cell cultures, and maintenance of neuron cultures. (30%) Plan, prepare and conduct human tissue processing in Biosafety Level II using tissue homogenizers and liquid handling systems. (6%) Collect and analyze data from experiment results. May assist with the development of new ultra-sensitive immunochemical detection methods in different tissues. (6%)Participate in organizing and maintaining certain equipment facilities. Oversee and track orders and inventory. Maintain stocks and solutions. (10%)Process monthly ELISA quality control checks with lab director. (6%)Train new laboratory technicians and student employees as necessary. (6%)
- Knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures in the prion -like field. Ability to perform Western blotting, ELISA and Gel electrophoresis 1-D and 2-D and operate standard lab equipment. Effective oral and written communication skills, and good interpersonal skills; must demonstrate the ability to effectively and professional communicate and work with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, school and university, and with individuals outside the university.Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through. 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 familiarity and demonstrate knowledge of the NPDPSC priorities, leadership and programs.Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate excellent analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to work under pressure; must be able and willing to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.Willingness and ability to relay on and follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.Ability to operate laboratory equipment including but not limited to a centrifuge, shaker, cryostat, and microtome.Familiarity with policies and procedures of NPDPSC, Pathology Department, School of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management. Must demonstrate willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs as needed. Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
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