Research Assistant 1
Job Title: Research Assistant 1
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8921
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Perform state-of-the-art genomics technologies and functional assays including but not limited to: CRISPR/Cas9 protocols to manipulate cis-regulatory elements in the CFTR locus; analysis of the impact of therapeutic gene editing on CFTR locus architecture and gene expression; analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins; all related protocols of functional genomics including chromatin and RNA purification; analysis by deep sequencing and single cell sequencing and protocols of cell biology and biochemistry such as cell culture and protein analysis. (40%)Conduct analysis of samples from appropriate laboratory machines designed for performing biological, biochemical and molecular analysis. This will involve images and numbers, which will be analyzed by appropriate statistical packages. Collaborate with faculty members and scientists in the performance and analysis the research studies. (35%)Accurately record results for a particular experiment or closely related series of experiments in an electronic lab notebook. Maintain records of experiments and laboratory databases. (8%)Maintain test equipment utilized in experiments including laboratory cell culture facility and functional genomics equipment room with advanced thermal cyclers for quantitative gene expression analysis, bioruptors etc. Order lab supplies and maintain chemical and biological inventories. (10%)
- Participate in meetings to present research study findings. (5%)Perform other duties as assigned. (2%)
- Prior experience in practical cell biology, genetics, molecular biology or functional genomics techniques and analysis is required, at minimum in undergraduate research setting.Prior bench work experience in an academic science or medicine setting and/or a clinical research setting in strongly preferred.Strong numeracy and data analysis skills. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Graphpad an advantage.Strong oral and written communication skills.Strong organizational and management skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
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