Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Veterinary Biosciences
Summary of Duties:
The Veterinary Biosciences Department seeks an experienced and motivated Research Assistant 2 to work in the Shive Lab at the Ohio State University. The lab uses the zebrafish model and cell culture systems to investigate genetic and microenvironmental contributors to cancer onset and progression. Research performed will include standard molecular biology techniques, such as DNA/RNA/protein isolation; PCR-based methods; gel electrophoresis; cell culture; bacterial cloning; immunohistochemistry; and cryosectioning. Additional techniques will include image acquisition (confocal and light microscopy) and image analysis. The Research Assistant 2 will also perform techniques specific to the zebrafish model, such as embryo assessment; injection and transplant; in vitro fertilization; and genotyping. Additional responsibilities will include preparation of essential research reagents/materials; maintenance of the lab environment including cleanup and organization; assisting in maintenance of zebrafish lines; ordering lab supplies; assisting in instructing research aides and students; and other miscellaneous duties. Research efforts will contribute toward publications, presentations, and grant proposals. The Research Assistant 2 will work closely with the Principal Investigator and other lab members to assist in formulating research methods, execute designated experiments, translate and interpret data, and assist in judging the validity of data. Maintaining accurate, detailed notes and the preparation of research progress reports will be essential.
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 animal dander and/or zoonotic diseases, exposure to needle sticks, hazardous chemicals, and/or biohazardous waste.
This position has been reposted.
Bachelor’s degree; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic or practical knowledge in the conduct of biological/health science research; experience in a biological/health research capacity; prior research experience including the ability to perform basic molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR; gel electrophoresis; bacterial cloning; DNA/RNA/protein extraction; preparation of sterile material); computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Experience in image collection and analysis; experience in the zebrafish model and research techniques specific to this model.
Target Salary: $15.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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