Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Assistant will assist with setting up equipment, experimental procedures and computational analyses in a research laboratory at the Brown Neuroscience Department. The candidate in this position will contribute to collaborative research, data analysis and data sharing. This position will be responsible for coordinating scientific projects, and assisting with the generation, computational analyses and data sharing of large data sets, in particular generated through next generation RNA sequencing approaches. The laboratory studies neural circuit functions in mice and has ~15 researchers (postdoc, grad students, undergrads).
This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 6/30/22 which may be extended based upon available funding.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree in life science (molecular biology, neuroscience, or related sciences) and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least one-year experience working in a research laboratory.
Experience working with large molecular biology data sets and computational analyses.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in close collaboration with a diverse group of people, ability to work independently.
Dependability and strong record keeping.
Ability to quickly learn new skills.
Ability to actively discuss ongoing work with group members, including during weekly lab meetings.
Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction and PCR.
Knowledge of basic immunohistochemical techniques and microscopy analysis.
Advanced computing and data analysis skills.
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Background and education check required.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Department of Neuroscience
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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Internal Number: REQ170154
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