Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Assists with planning, development and execution of research in the laboratory.
Assists in organizing the laboratory.
Works collaboratively with the team and collaborators.
Assists in management of animal colony and animal experiments.
Conducts periodic training for current and new members of the laboratory.
Contributes to the writing of academic papers, reports and final summaries.
Collects, records, and analyzes data.
Conducts literature reviews.
Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
May serve as a lead research specialist.
Presenting research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences.
Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.
Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in field relevant to the research (e.g., biology, cell biology, cancer biology).
Advanced degree in field relevant to the research (e.g., biology, cell biology, cancer biology) strongly preferred.
At least two years of relevant research experience in areas such as:
Molecular Biology techniques (i.e. quantitative real-time PCR, RNA and DNA isolation, transfection, Lentivirus mediated gene silencing, transformation, cloning).
Biochemical techniques (i.e. immunoblots).
Tissue Culture techniques (i.e. ex vivo cultures, primary cell isolation, transfection, infection, co-culture, three-dimensional modeling).
Mouse in vivo models of cancer metastasis (i.e. intraperitoneal injections and dissections).
Transgenic mouse models (i.e. breeding and genotyping).
Collaboration and Independence.
Attention to detail.
Knowledge in cancer biology and role of microenvironment during cancer progression.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods (cell biology, translation, transcription, primary cultures, microscopy, cell assays, biochemical assays, molecular biology assays).
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.
Strong interest in and commitment to research goals of laboratory.
Required a minimum of two year of experience in research.
Comfort working with a team.
Ability to be flexible in changing research focus.
Experience contributing to research manuscripts, reports, or publications preferred.
Ability to stand for extended periods.
Ability to use computer for extended periods.
Cover Letter ( preferred)
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Internal Number: JR10977
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