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Research Assistant

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Research
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School of Medicine
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Job Summary:

Under general supervision, provides routine technical assistance in performing assigned and delegated tasks in support of research projects. Responsibilities include assisting or conducting a variety of scientific experiments and research projects of limited complexity, collecting, evaluating and interpreting data for clinical and diagnostic research.


Job Duties:

1. Provides routine technical assistance in performing assigned and delegated tasks in support of research projects. Performs assigned clerical and technical duties in a research or clinical lab setting.

2. Assists investigator or higher level technician with research studies, experiments and assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions and set-up and maintenance of equipment.

3. Performs routine tests with direction from supervisor, manager or higher level technician.

4. Assists in conducting a variety of scientific experiments and research projects of limited complexity, collecting, evaluating, and interpreting data.

5. Will carry out general laboratory maintenance.

6. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Education:

Bachelor's in a basic science is required.




Preferred qualifications: Experience using molecular, cell biology and/or biochemistry techniques. Excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge of computer software, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint), Adobe Photoshop would be a plus. Excellent organizational and record keeping skills, careful attention to detail.

1. Prepare reagents, media and solutions as needed. Mammalian cell culture: maintenance, expansion, freezing of cells, RNA extraction and qPCR.
2. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Sectioning of paraffin-embedded tissue samples, classical staining, immunohistochemistry, bright-field microscopy, fluorescence microscopy.
3. Ordering consumables, reagents and all other lab supplies; maintaining equipment and updating lab databases. Perform literature searches and library investigations as they relate to ongoing research. Other duties as assigned.

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