The Veterinary Biosciences Department seeks a Research Assistant 2 to work in the Davies Lab at the Ohio State University. This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on questions regarding cancer cell signaling, signaling in the tumor microenvironment, and therapeutic response. The candidate will use existing mammalian cancer cell lines carrying genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors for cell cycle and kinases involved in cell proliferation. The candidate will use live-cell microscopy and other biochemical techniques to in these cell lines to quantify responses to various signaling inputs, microenvironments, and/or inhibitors or chemotherapeutic agents. The position requires maintaining and archiving various mammalian cell lines and will include the generation of new reporter cell lines. The candidate will also have a 5% lab maintenance role: maintaining lab stocks, databases, and general lab upkeep. Finally, the candidate will analyze data using MATLAB and other commercial software, prepare figures, and assist writing manuscripts for publication and grant proposals, as well as presenting their research in regular group meetings. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Physical Requirements: Standing for long periods of time; Pushing/pulling/lifting up to 25 pounds; Sitting/staring at computer screens for long periods of time; Exposure to needle sticks, hazardous chemicals, and/or bio hazardous waste.
Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or related field; coursework in cellular signaling; experience with mammalian cell culture; must have experience with immunofluorescence and microscopy, using fluorescence imaging, to analyze protein expression patterns; must be able to keep a complete and detailed laboratory notebook of experimental procedures and data and to archive, label and document graphic and tabular data for publication, proposals, and/or presentations.
Experience with MATLAB and/or coding; experience with live-cell imaging; background in cancer biology.
Target Salary: $15.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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