Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE , Koch Institute (KI) for Integrative Cancer Research -Koehler Laboratory, to support the Koehler Laboratory . Will assist with several functions, including small molecule microarray production, compound library arraying and formatting, and compound storage and management. Will--with guidance--operate a microarrayer instrument and manufacture small-molecule microarrays (SMMs) as required for high-throughput screening campaigns to identify protein-small molecule interactions; maintain a database inventory of compound library plates used in SMM manufacture, necessary starting materials and reagents for surface conjugate chemistry, and individual cherry-pick compound stocks; and assist others in executing SMM screens, analyzing primary screening data sets, and coordinating compound management and the transfer of compounds for downstream evaluation. Responsibilities also include the execution of conjugate surface chemistry in array production as well as synthetic organic chemistry protocols to produce small molecules for bioconjugation chemistry to support multiple projects within the lab.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to a research lab; computer skills; training in hands-on equipment maintenance; practiced documentation skills; excellent organizational skills; meticulous attention to detail; commitment to exceeding quality standards, providing exceptional services, and producing accurate and high-quality work; awareness of safe work practices and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; accuracy in the execution of provided protocols and synthetic techniques in order to provide high-quality SMMs. Seek a motivated, highly-organized team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills who is comfortable summarizing and reporting results to researchers. PREFERRED : bachelor's degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or related discipline; advanced coursework in organic chemistry; exposure to basic organic chemistry laboratory techniques; and experience with coding and database management. Job #19541-3
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon funding availability.
Internal Number: 19541
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