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This position will be hired at the Staff Research Associate 1 or Staff Research Associate 2 level depending on the experience of the selected candidate.
Under supervision of the PI, incumbent will perform a wide variety of biological experiments related to brain tumor biology and genetics, including mouse work and tissue culture experiments. Under supervision, perform experiments making technical determinations and/or observations related to research projects. Assist in performing PCR, cell-based assays, cell culture, CRISPR/Cas9 engineering, protein blotting and flow cytometry. Conduct a limited variety of non-standard procedures. Conduct animal experiments with mice including, husbandry, drug administration, histology, staining, and immunohistochemistry. Train undergraduate lab assistants and staff in various techniques used in the lab as well as safety procedures.
Theoretical knowledge of a life science such as is typically acquired by a Bachelor's Degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field.
Ability to contribute original project development ideas and incorporate those ideas into research. Ability to assist in the preparation of papers for publication, research proposals.
Experience with mice including, colony maintenance, husbandry, genotyping, drug administration, histology, tissue staining, and/or immunohistochemistry.
Proven experience in cell culture, transfection, Western blotting, ELISA, apoptosis assays.
Experience performing RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning and virus propagation.
Experience and ability to perform standard repetitive techniques that may be required in research protocols related to specific lab. Ability to read, interpret and apply protocols in conducting research. Ability in following step wise experimental protocols. Skill to troubleshoot adaptations of experimental protocols.
Demonstrated research and lab managing experience.
Proven skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment such as fluorescent microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, and FACS instruments.
Knowledge to read and use Material Safety Data Sheet's. Knowledge of environmental health and safety requirements and to assure safety in the lab. Experienced in working and maintaining a sterile environment. Ability to follow established EH&S Safety and Biohazardous Material Guidelines.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as effectively recommend and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.
Proficient experience with the operation of a personal computer and software application, such as Access, MS Word and Excel. Knowledge to work with and learn new software for analysis.
Effective and diplomatic oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a variety of personnel from different laboratories and instruct in optimal procedures for assays.
Strong skill in managing accurate record keeping and ability to organize, analyze, and calculate data.
Knowledge sufficient to coordinate studies with other departments and the lab. Effective time management skills to plan and organize work assignments in an efficient and productive manner.
Knowledge of radiation safety and biosafety techniques and practices. Experience to work with chemical, radioisotope, and biological hazards and to recognize safety problems.
Enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in scientific research. Willingness and ability to learn new skills, research methods, and scientific principles.
Experience working with hazardous agents, such as adenoviruses, retroviruses and lentiviruses.
Willing to train lab personnel and students in safety guidelines, laboratory operations and experimental techniques. Willingness to learn and teach new techniques.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Willing to work with hazardous materials (biological, chemical radioactive) and animals.
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