The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut seeks to hire a full-time Research Assistant to join the research team studying epigenetic regulation of liver diseases. The candidate will participate in the studies identifying the molecular basis of the liver diseases in animal and mammalian cell culture models under the direction of Dr. Dong-Ju Shin.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performing molecular biology and biochemistry experiments including RNA and protein isolation, PCR, western blotting, and real-time PCR; assisting mouse colony management; collaborating with others within the research team as well as working independently; maintaining detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means.
Bachelor's degree in the field of Biological Sciences or other relevant disciplines
Experience working in a research laboratory
Ability to maintain detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means
Self-motivated individuals with excellent organizational skills
Willingness to learn new experimental techniques and approaches
Experience working with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including PCR, western blotting, and real-time PCR
Experience working with small laboratory animals including mice
Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on teams and work independently
The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal base on satisfactory performance and department funding.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495080 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. This job posting will remain open until the position has been filled.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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Internal Number: 495080-2276_1618049112
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