Berkeley Lab's Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging Division has an opening for a Research Associate. Under the general supervision of the principal investigator (PI), the Research Associate (RA) will develop mouse lines and breeding schemes to test experimental hypotheses. The RA will breed animals, genotype animals using PCR, time their pregnancies, isolate pups, and develop primary cultures of astrocytes glial and microglia for the discovery of brain function. The RA will also be responsible for database management and annotations for all preparations. The results will be reported in manuscripts, and the RA will be responsible for summarizing the results and creating figures and tables for publications. The RA will also assist laboratory members as needed.
What You Will Do:
Maintain organized and well-documented laboratory notebook
Command and familiarity with common molecular techniques (gels, protein and DNA detection, etc.)
Prepare manuscripts and participate in writing grant applications and preparation of meeting presentations.
Responsible and accountable for the proper conduct of the project or activity.
Publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Prepare and summarize results for publication and presentation.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree preferred and up to a few years related experience.
Basic laboratory procedures skills.
Demonstrated technical proficiency in field in standard molecular biology techniques.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.
Ability to document and summarize research results for presentations and publications.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience in mouse brain analysis: handling animals, breeding, timed pregnancies, brain dissections, and tissue isolation, tissue isolation, and primary brain cultures.
3 - 5 years of research experience is desirable.
Some background or working knowledge of biochemistry and protein purification is desirable.
Understanding of animal handling and husbandry and brain cell isolation.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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