Essential Functions: The Department of Oncology in the School ofMedicine has an opening for a Research Assistant. The candidatewill independently perform cellular and molecular biologytechniques and in vivo studies in the areas of cancer research.Essential Functions will include:Independent performance of cell culture experiments withminimal supervision (basic cell culture techniques including steriletechnique, counting cells, treating cells, and transfeEsctions).Independent performance of in vivo studies with minimalsupervision (basic cell culture techniques including steriletechnique, counting cells, treating cells (intra-peritoneal andintra-venous injections; intra-ocular bleeding procedures, survivalsurgeries in mice preferred but not required).Performance of molecular biology techniques such as plasmidpreparations, RNA and protein isolation, RT-PCR, qPCR, westernblot analysis, immunohistochemistry, and immunoprecipitation.Maintenance of complete, accurate, and organized records of invitro and in vivo experiments.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required with two years of related work experience; or a Master of Science Degree with one year related work experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.Experience in tissue/cell culture and animal handling.Ability to analyze results and initiate troubleshooting ofexperiments to solve problems.Ability to efficiently organize data.Computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, MSPowerpoint.
Internal Number: 76_207490
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