DESCRIPTION: A Research Asst. 1 is needed with a positive attitude , analytical thinking skills, an attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.
A Bachelor's degree Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field is preferred.
Some lab experience is preferred, although training will be provided.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:
Preparation of standard buffers and common use reagents
Expression and purification of proteins
Execution of cell-based functional assays.
Provide under direct supervision, support for research projects, collect, assess, and communicate data/results
Assist in general laboratory operations and inventory
KEY FUNCTIONS AND EXPECTED PERFORMANCE:
Under supervision, run experiments, assays, and record results
Read and follow experimental protocols (may include animal handling, tissue culture etc.)
Compile and communicate results to supervisor
Follow University/Medical Center safety protocols (may include use of combustibles, radioactivity, toxic material, and/or carcinogenics
Perform calculations involving molarity, % solutions, and serial dilutions
Prepare and operate equipment in experimental procedures, may include blood gas analyzer, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, autoclave, scintillation counter, electrophoresis unit, analytical balance etc
Maintain and repair equipment according to manufacturer and university guidelines
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