Research Assistant 2
Job Title: Research Assistant 2
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8903
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Plan and carry out project in accordance with general plans. Integrate multiple systems biology tools (proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, immunology) to study host-microbial interactions in human health. (15%)Conduct a series of immunology, proteomic, and/or microbiome experiments to supply scientific information as part of a larger project. Sub-culture cell lines, analyze cell proliferation patterns, growth rates, etc.), conduct Western blots, DNA analysis, PCR, liquid chromatography, ELISA, mass spectrometry, and other compatible assays. (25%)May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures in DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, cell sorting, in vitro cell culture. (10%)Prepare samples for protein/ metabolite analysis (mass spectrometry-based proteomics/ metabolomics), flow cytometry, and/or microbiome (16S rRNA sequencing). Collect, analyze data, and create reports on activities to present at lab meetings. (15%)Maintain equipment related to microbiome, proteomics, or immunology. Manage biohazardous waste. (10%)Oversee inventory of supplies necessary for daily work, including but not limited to mass spectrometry sample preparation, tissue culture, flow cytometry, DNA analysis, and other related functions. (10%)Train students, post-doctoral fellows and staff in techniques, data analysis, and utilization of equipment related to microbiome, proteomics, or immunology. Enforce occupational and environmental safety rules. (10%)
- Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, chemistry or related discipline. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Ability to operate laboratory equipment including Thermo Orbitrap Mass Spectrometers for proteomics/metabolomics, Illumina sequencers for microbiome and DNA analysis, advanced liquid chromatography systems, tissue culture systems.Ability to ensure laboratory safety.Ability to perform basic laboratory assays. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter. Ability to meet consistent attendance. Good/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 with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality. Excellent customer service skills; ability to maintain effective working relationships and address the potential and current needs of customers. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face. Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate sound judgment and good decision-making.
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