The Research Assistant 2is a key position in the laboratory of Dr. Brian O'Roak studying the genetic basis of neurodevelopment disorders, such as autism and epilepsy. Key responsibilitiesinclude:
Plans, conducts, and completes laboratory experiments under the supervision of the head of the laboratory. Specific duties will include the culture of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and other cell types (mainly neuronal).
Performs primary molecular genetic techniques
Performs complex test procedures and analyses involving multiple procedures and a variety of technical approaches
Collects, records, organizes and verifies the accuracy of data
Assists in the daily operation of the lab including hazardous waste disposal, sterilization of equipment, cleaning glassware, ordering lab supplies, etc.
Bachelor's degree with major courses in the biological sciences OR Associate's degreeand 3 years of experience
Experience in an academic research setting, especially with qualitative and/or quantitative methods of data collection
Basic laboratory skills and knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques
Sterile tissue culture technique
High level of attention to detail
Proven ability to manage time effectively, especially with competing priorities
Ability to communicate well and work with faculty and staff within the department and University
Ability to take initiative and work independently and in a team environment
Ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner
Some time flexibility
Genetics/Genomics, Molecular or Cell Biology
2-4 years of experience serving on a research team
Pluripotent stem cell culture
Advanced molecular biology
Next-generation library preparation
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