Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Summary of Duties:
The Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Research Assistant 1-B/H to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The researcher will conduct research on developing novel immunotoxins for selective targeting of cancer cells. Experimental techniques may include the following: maintaining cultures and conducting experiments with mammalian cells, DNA cloning, PCR amplification, protein expression in E.coli, protein purification. The research assistant will participate in laboratory administration and maintenance, including preparation of buffers and dish washing; perform literature research on specified topics, discuss the findings with the PI, utilize the acquired knowledge for developing novel methodology; and maintain accurate records, design experimental protocols, and participate in laboratory meetings.
Bachelor’s degree in a biological/health science related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must have clear oral and written communication skills in English and the desire to work as part of a highly motivated team.
An ability to read and implement protocols and to work with primary literature is essential. Experience in recombinant protein purification is beneficial. The candidates should feel comfortable working under supervision as part of a team, but the ability to critical analysis is equally important and will be encouraged.
Target Salary: $15.00-15.25 Hourly
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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