The purpose of this position is to provide support for a research laboratory. The Research Assistant II will work closely with the Principal Investigator and other laboratory personnel to maintain organization and efficient functioning of the laboratory.
The Department of Pharmacology is a vibrant and interdisciplinary environment for cutting-edge research. The research group studies cell signal transduction and is developing biologics (e.g., antibodies) recognizing key signaling proteins of biomedical importance. Research personnel in the laboratory are very interactive and highly collaborative, working with both internal and external investigators to increase our understanding diseases characterized by deregulated cell signaling.
This laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology studies cellular signaling pathways and specializes in antibody development and characterization.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare reagents and buffers.
Follow University safety protocols.
Perform basic molecular biology and biochemical experiments.
Work with laboratory members to keep inventory stocked and instrumentation operational.
Perform SDS-PAGE and Western blotting.
Maintain cell lines and perform mammalian cell transfections.
Perform basic protein purifications.
Perform independent experiments using established protocols to advance the research of the laboratory.
Provide appropriate written documentation of experiments.
Order supplies; handle shipments to and from the laboratory.
B.S. or M.S. with prior laboratory research experience
Previous experience with mammalian cell culture, transfections, immunoprecipitations, SDS-PAGE, and Western analysis are strongly preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, as well as basic computer skills are strongly preferred.
Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills are necessary.
Attention to detail is necessary.
Team player is necessary.
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Internal Number: 10000724
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