Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Assistant Â will Â assist Â with ongoing Â research Â studies in the Â Hart laboratory in the Â Department of Neuroscience at Â Brown Â University.The Â laboratory uses Â genetic Â and Â molecular Â approaches Â to Â understand neurodegenerative diseases (ALS, FTD and Huntingtonâ™s disease), primarily using the nematode C. elegans. The Research Assistant will be Â expected Â to Â learn genetic Â and Â molecular Â approaches, Â to understand experimental rationale/design, to undertake studies at the bench, to collect experimental results,and to contribute to analysis and interpretation. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to develop skills in these areas, as well as the opportunity to Â strengthen Â their skills in Â communicating scientific results Â in Â oral Â and Â written Â format. Â The Hart Laboratory is Â a Â diverse Â group Â of Â undergraduates, Â graduate Â students, Research Assistants, and Â post-doctoral fellows.Therefore, the position requires the ability to work well with others in a highly interactive group and is ideal for an applicant who wants to gain experience in biomedical sciences.
This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 08/01/2022, which may be extended based upon available funding.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s degree in the life sciences (molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics, or related sciences) (grade 7). Bachelorâ™s degree with 1-2 years relevant laboratory experience (grade 8)
At least one-year experience working in a research laboratory.
Experience working with C. elegans or working with laboratory organisms using genetic approaches
Experience in basic molecular biology techniques(PCR, electrophoresis, solution making).
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in close collaboration with a diverse group of people,as well as the ability to work independently.
Dependability, strong organizational skills,and the ability to maintain records with very high accuracy.
Ability to quickly learn new skills.
Ability to actively discuss on-going work with group members, during weekly lab meetings.
Understanding of basic statistical, genetic, molecular biology concepts (and prefer experience with DNA extraction, PCR,and other common techniques).
Basic computing and data analysis skills(i.e.,Google Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.).
Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
Occasionally work a few hours on weekends or evenings, when required by experimental protocols and/or C. elegans maintenance.
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
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Internal Number: REQ171388
About Brown University
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