The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University invites applications for a Research Associate I position in Dr. Anumantha G Kanthasamy's laboratory within the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS). The major goal of the lab's research program is to elucidate cellular-molecular and epigenetic contributions to neuroinflammation, cell death, and survival signaling associated with neurodegeneration and chronic neurodegenerative disease. The lab accomplishes this goal using cell culture and animal models of neurotoxicity and neurodegenerative disease and establishes translational relevance by extending our findings to available human samples.
This position will help manage the lab's research program by assisting graduate students and other research personnel with various aspects of their research, including cell culture and animal studies, biochemical and neurochemical assays, high-throughput plate-based assays, and immunohistochemical assessments. In addition, the position will perform cell culture, Western blot, genotyping, qRT-PCR, microscopy, HPLC, LC/MS, and perform animal handling. The position will also entail general laboratory management, including maintaining laboratory instruments, training students in the use of laboratory instruments, and maintaining animal use and biosafety protocols as well as animal procedure training records. The position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all safety and quality controls, including lab animal protocol compliance.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated and possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within the laboratory and with outside associates. The candidate will also have the ability to balance and prioritize tasks, meet program deadlines and produce results. The ability to communicate orally and in writing is also essential for this position.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry or closely related fields
Experience with general lab skills including pipetting, measuring reagents and making solutions, operation of standard cellular-molecular biology lab equipment such as autoclaves and centrifuges, etc.
Experience with aseptic techniques.
Experience in eukaryotic cell-tissue culture under BSL-1 or 2 conditions.
Experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry and immunological techniques such as Western blot, immunofluorescence assays, etc.
Experience with laboratory rodent handling, injections, and bleeding.
Academic training in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, cellular-molecular biology, or neuroscience.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 06/20/2019
Proposed End Date or Length of Term: One year from start date
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.