Research Assistant 2
Job Title: Research Assistant 2
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8900
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Plan and carry out in vitro and in vivo animal experiments for various research projects in accordance with general plans. (7%)Conduct a series of experiments to supply scientific information as part of a larger project. conduct cell culture of established and primary cell lines, cell proliferation, clonogenic survival, DNA/RNA extraction, immunoblot, PCR, plasmid cloning and purification, maintain laboratory reagents including buffers and medias, and measure weight and tumor size in control and experimental mice. (53%)Assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures in selection of cell lines, authentication, metabolic aspects on melanoma to entail optimization of established protocols. (7%)(Collect and analyze data, prepare graphs, charts and slides from experimental data for purposes of reporting. Perform analysis which may include specific quantitation using ELISA-based methods. Maintain a database tracking biospecimens. (7%)Maintain certain equipment facilities. (7%)Maintain chemical/biological inventory in compliance with EHS. Assess new equipment that may be purchased by the lab.Oversee inventory and order supplies necessary for daily laboratory work. (7%)Train new staff including undergrad students regarding standard laboratory policies as well as basic biochemistry research techniques. (7%)
- Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within molecular biology and tissue culture skills (PCR, Immunoblot, Retroviral/Lentiviral production).Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Ability to operate laboratory equipment.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.Previous experience working with animals preferred.Must demonstrate compliance with university animal research and care (ARC) policies and procedures and compliance to regulations of Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines and other applicable regulatory guidelines.Must demonstrate compassion for animals within university facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.Must be able and willing to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer gear to protect the health of the animals.
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