A Research Assistant 2 position is available for a highly motivated candidate to join the Maxson Laboratory in the Division of Hematology & Oncology within the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
The primary goal of the Maxson Laboratory is to understand how genomic changes manifest at the cell biology level to promote leukemia formation and progression. We are particularly interested in using new tools to interrogate these changes at the single-cell level and in understanding how different gene mutations combine to produce distinct malignancies.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is capable and willing to make maximum use of excellent facilities and a productive environment. We are flexible about start date, so candidates graduating in May or June are encouraged to apply.
Duties will include basic molecular biology and biochemistry research techniques, mammalian tissue culture, small animal handling, data analysis, and other laboratory techniques. Applicants will need to possess strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work independently. Some weekend work is required.
Mouse colony management, mammalian cell culture, molecular and cellular biology assays, biochemistry assays, utilization of in-vivo models and associated techniques, cell isolation and DNA/RNA purification from bacterial cultures, mammalian cell cultures, in-vivo models and patient samples.
Collect, record, organize and verify the accuracy of data; keep detailed and accurate laboratory records; tabulate data, perform calculations, prepare charts, graphs and reports. May use software applications to assemble, manipulate, format and/or perform statistical analysis of data. May assist with preparation of figures, tables and reports for publications and grants. Perform preliminary interpretation of results to determine whether they are consistent with experimental goals.
Operate a variety of instruments and scientific equipment, including quality control and maintenance. May order chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies or prepare chemical solutions.
Read literature applicable to research areas as required and actively participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions. May be asked to present data to group in a seminar format, and/or at scientific meetings.
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research and no experience, OR
AA (2 yr) and 3 years of relevant experience.
Proficient with computers specifically MS Office (which includes, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint) and statistical analysis software.
Experience handling chemical and biologically hazardous materials.
Knowledge of policy and regulations applicable to the laboratory, including but not limited to safety, animal and radiation.
Technical proficiency, scientific creativity collaborative ability, and independent thinker.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with a high performing work group
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time.
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
Demonstrated ability to learn new and innovative processed quickly.
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to operate complex scientific equipment and develop and troubleshoot complex experimental protocols.
Bachelors degree in science or technology
2 or more years of related laboratory experience.
Experience in in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, cancer biology or a related field.
Please include a resume/CV and cover letter with your application.
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