A full time position is available in a Cell Biology lab to study the molecular basis of the human disease, hereditary hemochromatosis.
The Research Assistant 2 provides a full range of support, with minimal supervision, in a research laboratory. Must be able to prioritize a variety of projects, able to work effectively with the principal investigator, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and able to independently solve problems.
Position requires that personnel perform animal procedures including breeding mice, injections, health checks, oral gavage, surgery, tissue harvest, and tissue preparation following necropsy and experience in histology. The candidate should have a scientific background in cell biology, experience and general knowledge in all aspects of tissue culture, qRT-PCR, SDS-gel electrophoresis, site-directed mutagenesis and some protein chemistry. Candidate will also be expected to perform general laboratory duties.
Work is generally 40 hours per week during normal working hours, however, some evening and weekend work will be necessary on occasion. Additional safety training will be required to work with cell lines/ infectious bacteria or viruses/ working with in a BSL-2 environment. Working with laboratory animals is required.
Personnel will need to work at lab benches, desks and/or microscopes for up to 4 hours at a time. Ability to perform repetitive lab manipulations (gripping, grasping, reaching, pulling), move lab equipment under 25 lbs with accommodation, perform image analysis operation and help others with equipment use. Personal protective equipment must be worn as required. (Gloves, mask/respirator if required, eyewear, lab coat, dosimeter, etc).