The Research Assistant will conduct experiments in the following two projects.
(1) Cell and Developmental Biology: Identifying how a protein of interest contributes to cellular functions and development, using sea urchin embryonic cells and human cancer cells.
(2) Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Discovering how the molecular evolution alters the developmental program and contributes to species diversity, using multiple echinoderm embryos.
Both projects require skills in general molecular biology, cell biology, embryology or live imaging such as general microscopy, microinjection, embryo handling, and confocal imaging. Any necessary training for the above experiments will be provided.
Required: Bachelor degree on biology, biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology of related field
Substantial undergraduate research experience with previous experience working in a laboratory setting required. A completed, good quality honorary thesis preferred.
Relevant coursework and basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of Molecular, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology.
Require a demonstrable record of precise handling of RNA, protein and DNA samples with no contamination.
Proper sample/data labeling, organization, and storage.
Excellent written and communication skills
Require experience in general microscopy. Experience in confocal live imaging is highly preferred.
Strong live imaging capabilities and microinjection is highly preferred.
Familiarity with the following softwares for data analysis, construction of images and movies and data presentation is highly preferred: FIJI, Image J, R, Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, Power Point.
Ability to be observant and self-motivated
Ability to think critically and problem-solve
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with co-workers
Ability to complete accurate records and follow detailed instructions
Ability to report any questions and problems in a timely-fashioned manner
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Criminal and education background check required.
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Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
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Internal Number: REQ161559
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