The Ohio State University College of Dentistry seeks a Research Assistant 2 to work collaboratively within the Division of Biosciences. This is a term position for a maximum 3-year duration.
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The Research Assistant collaborates on research for interdisciplinary subjects involving how matrix metalloproteinases contribute to tooth and dental enamel development. This position will work with transgenic mice that have matrix metalloproteinase-20 (MMP20, enamelysin) deleted from their genome and with mice that overexpress MMP20. Both of these mice have severe enamel defects and we are focused on determining how MMP20 functions to help form healthy enamel. Duties include tissue harvesting, performing immunoblots, real-time PCR, cell culture, and microscopy. Additionally, there are opportunities to attend national and international scientific meetings.
The work schedule is flexible in terms of the daily beginning and ending time. It is expected that 40 hours per week will be accomplished.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening.
The body must be able to reach, bend, stoop in order to perform most lab procedures. The ability to sit and stand for a duration of time is also necessary. Other specific requirements include color spectrum differentiation; manual dexterity/motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, physical communications; visual acuity and communication/language development. Individuals in this position may be exposed to the following: Murine bloodborne pathogens; chemical hazards (skin irritants); equipment; exposure to animals; use of sharp instruments; and latex.
Additional Information for Applicants::
This position has been reposted.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; must be familiar with basic molecular biology techniques.
Experience with mouse husbandry preferred as is 1-2 years laboratory experience.
Target Salary: $14.00 - $18.00 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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