The Galbraith Lab at OHSU has an open Research Assistant 1 position to provide research and technical support to understand the dynamic response of cells to the mechanical microenvironment. This position is particularly well suited for an applicant who would like to gain new hands-on experience in a variety of research areas and techniques in microscopy, molecular biology, and biophysics. The Research Assistant will be part of an interdisciplinary team, and their duties will be carried out with supervision.
Perform molecular biology assays such as cloning, western blotting, PCR and CRISPR
Perform imaging experiments to assess constructs and test response of cells to differing environmental challenges
With supervision, maintain and troubleshoot mammalian cell lines using rigorous sterile cell culture techniques
Quantitatively analyze and interpret live-cell imaging and immunouorescent experiments using commercial and custom software
Maintain record of all laboratory work and analyses
Assist with ordering supplies for the lab
Bachelor's Degree / No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 2 years of relevant experience; OR no degree and 4 years of relevant experience
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative procedures quickly and ability to multi-task efficiently and manage time effectively
Well organized, dependable, and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member to accomplish research goals
Familiarity with basic molecular biology and cell culture techniques
Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer software for data analysis and record keeping such as FIJI, MS Word, MS Excel and Adobe Photoshop
Excellent communication skills with ability to organize and document research data and record experimental protocols executed
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in cell biology, molecular biology, physics, or engineering
Proficiency with cell and molecular biology techniques including cell culture, cell transfection, PCR, Western blots, cloning, CRISPR
Experience with live-cell imaging, immuno-fluorescence microscopy and image analysis
Programming experience with Python, Matlab or similar environment
Experience managing laboratory supply inventory, reagent preparation, and waste disposal
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.
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