The Senior Research Assistant (SRA) in the Nakai lab will participate in the AAV vector and gene therapy projects conducted by the laboratory. The lab's major research focus is to elucidate the AAV vector-animal host interactions using contemporary high-throughput molecular biology technologies and develop novel AAV vectors for broader applications of this vector system to treating various human diseases.
The responsibilities of SRA include overseeing AAV vector construction and production, conducting molecular and cellular biology experiments that require advanced knowledge and skillsets and substantial wet lab benchwork experience, overseeing the lab projects and safety together with the PI and doctoral fellows, and managing the laboratory in various aspects. The management work includes inventory and ordering of lab supplies, managing and maintenance of radioisopes, training of new lab personnel and students, scheduling the lab meetings, and maintaining and updating the lab websites. These responsibilities will be assigned to SRA in addition to the daily wet lab bench work outlined below as well as, performing quality control experiments and various types of downstream analyses including Illumina sequencing. Duties will include:
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