Research Assistant II

Job description

Research Assistant II

Job no: 682941
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Cns 10032098
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Research/Scientific, Union
Position Summary

Dr. Min-Hao Kuo's lab at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, is seeking a highly motivated and skillful individual to join a technology development research project. This position will support research and extension efforts in the development of a new technology for the production of proteins with a specific post-translational modification in eukaryotic systems. The individual will work as a member of a team including research associates, research assistants, graduate, and undergraduate students. This is a multifaceted position that entails advanced skills and experience in molecular cloning, transfection and transformation, microscopy, biochemistry, immunochemical assays, and cell biology. The individual will conduct and coordinate research activities within the lab and with outside collaborators. Additional duties include the purchasing of supplies and assisting in the procurement of research equipment.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in biochemistry or related life science discipline; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in overseeing research projects and laboratory operations, operating and maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment, performing specialized and difficult analytical and research techniques, and designing research experiments in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.

Desired Qualifications
  • Master of Science degree in biochemistry, cell biology, or molecular biology
  • Three to five or more years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology
  • Extensive experience in molecular cloning
  • Extensive experience in recombinant protein induction and purification
  • Extensive experience in tissue cultures, transfection, phenotypic characterization, and protein chemistry
  • Ability to conduct and learn fluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with a large group of colleagues with varying research skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Word, Power Point, and Excel computer programs
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Application Materials

    Cover letter, current cv or resume, names and contact information for three professional references.

    Work Hours

    STANDARD 8-5

    Description of End Date

    This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire, with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

    Bidding eligibility ends on 11/18/2020, at 11:55 PM

    Advertised: Nov 18, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Nov 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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    Posted: 11/20/2020
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