A Research Assistant 2 position is available for adeno-associated virus (AAV) and gene therapy research in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics.
The Research Assistant will participate in the AAV vector and gene therapy projects conducted by the laboratory. The lab's major research focus is to elucidate the AAV vector-animal host interactions using contemporary highthroughput molecular biology technologies and develop novel AAV vectors for broader applications of this vector system to treating various human diseases. Responsibilities include:
Performing various molecular biology assays
Construction and preparation of plasmid DNA
Production and purification of AAV vectors for animal studiese
Extraction of DNA / RNA from animal tissues
This position will provide an excellent opportunity to learn basic and advanced molecular biology techniques and theories behind them, and to gain valuable hands-on experience in biological and biomedical sciences.
Some evening and/or weekend work may be required occassionally to meet project deadlines.
Bachelor's Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research OR Associate's (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience
Ability to work autonomously and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to organize a large number of samples and perform high-throughput sample processing correctly and effectively
Self-motivated with the ability to plan ahead and prioritize projects
Master's of Science degree in the field of biology, biotechnology or biomedical science
Research experience as a full-time research assistant in a molecular biology lab
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