Essential Functions: The Research Assistant, under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provides scientific and technical assistance to complete research projects. May help write protocols, assist in manuscript preparation and maintain the laboratory. Designs and performs experiments independently or as directed through training in more difficult or specialized procedures to meet the needs of research projects.The Research Associate assists the Principal Investigator in designing protocols and supervising technical staff to complete research projects. Using their extensive research experience, they conduct independent research which may result in scholarly publications and perform technical presentations at scientific meetings. They also complete technical laboratory and/or field experimental procedures and help maintain the laboratory.Essential Functions include: Investigate mechanisms of prostate cancer recurrence, minimal residual disease, and treatment resistance including; dormancy, cancer stem cells, signaling, and plasticity. Manage the day to day activities of the group including; safety, regulatory compliance, equipment maintenance, training, ordering, finance and orientation of new lab members. Perform experiments that contribute to the ongoing projects of the group.Verbal communication on status with PIs, Post Docs.May be required to mentor and supervise junior students in technical techniques.May be required to order supplies for GU labs. May be required to writes methods for the PI to use in a grant or other related papers.May be required to assist in writing research papers.May be required to assist the PI in designing protocols.May be required to supervise technical staff.May be required to conduct independent research which may result in scholarly publication.May be required to present at scientific meetings.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required for Research Assistant in biology or a related field.PhD required for Research Associate in biology or a related field.Experience with the following laboratory techniques is required: mammalian cell culture, organizing and plotting results, siRNA transient transfection, lentiviral infection for gene manipulation, flow cytometry, RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, western blotting, and basic procedures with laboratory mice. Experience with preparation and revision of animal protocols is advantageous.Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Able to maintain a friendly and approachable manner. Able to work effectively in teams.Self-starter, independent thinker, highly motivated, superior planning and organizing skills. Must possess high level problem-solving skills and be proficient at multi-tasking. Must be able to meet deadlines.Data collection and data management. Basic arithmetic mathematical skills (adding subtracting multiplying dividing).Basic related scientific techniques and procedures as learned from academic laboratory or field experimental experience.Familiarity with scientific integrity principles.Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Internal Number: 76_208369
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