The Department of Cell Biology is seeking a Laboratory Assistant. The lab assistant will perform experiments to examine the mechanism by which inhibitors block virus fusion. Methods employed: plasmid DNA preparation, subcloning, CRISPR/Cas 9 gene editing, cell culture, transfection, indirect immunofluorescence microscopy and immunoblotting.
The Lab assistant will perform general lab maintenance, attend weekly lab meetings and participate in journal club.
The lab assistant will work on a specific project with direct supervision by the postdoctoral fellow and the principal investigator. Will function independently but as part of a team with other members.
High school diploma/GED required. College graduate with some laboratory experience desired.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have knowledge of basic cell and molecular biology, and understand experimental design and basic laboratory safety. Basic practical computer knowledge required.
Machines and/or Equipment: Light microscopes (fluorescence and phase contrast), IImmunoblotting equipment, Cell culture equipment, DNA manipulation equipment, Balances and pH meter.
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