The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Research Assistant 2 to support a virology and molecular biology laboratory in the Center for Retrovirus Research in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences where the primary focus of the laboratory is to study retrovirus-host interactions. The Research Assistant 2 will assist in the performance of biomedical research related projects; carry out experimental designs for research projects; perform routine experiments; help evaluate, interpret and assess experimental data and quality control of assays; and oversees the daily lab operations in the absence of the Principal Investigator. The Research Assistant 2 is also responsible for ordering supplies and maintaining records and inventories to ensure the laboratory is well stocked. This position will perform cell culture including cell isolation from healthy human and macaque blood; perform cloning using microbiology methods; prepare media and maintain cells by various culturing techniques; conduct cell-based routine and basic assays; perform basic immunoassays such as ELISA, PCRs, Real-time PCR, flow cytometry; perform data entry and basic data analysis; record and compile accurate records and communicate summaries of experimental results; and other duties as assigned. The successful completion of a University background check is required.
Additional Information for Applicants::
This position has been reposted.
Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Cell biology, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Laboratory experience in cloning, molecular biology and cell culture. Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures. Strong critical thinking, problem solving and attentiveness to detail. Ability to use Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills. Working experiences with cloning, bloodborne pathogens (e.g. HIV, SHIV) and flow cytometry. Experience with cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques.
Target Salary: $15.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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