Essential Functions: A NIH-funded lab at the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology is inviting applications for a full-time Research Assistant position. The research focus of the lab is to investigate the molecular mechanism of innate sensing receptors in infectious and inflammatory diseases, using integrated biochemical, cell biology, genetic, and proteomic approaches. Primary responsibilities will include: 1.Perform cell biology and molecular biology related laboratory experiments (e.g. cell culture, western blotting, Immunoprecipitation, molecular cloning, plasmid preps, lentiviral packaging and delivery, transfection, etc). 2.Maintain accurate records of research experiments in the lab notebook. 3.Analyze data and communicate results in a timely manner to research team (with opportunities for authorship). 4.Assist in handling and monitoring mice (e.g. mouse animal husbandry, genotyping).5.Train new graduate students in basic laboratory procedures6.Assess inventory and order supplies as needed, maintain stocks of lab reagents, and Oversee laboratory equipment maintenance. 7.Keep good safety practices in the lab.8.Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required for Research Assistant positionDoctoral degree required for Research Associate and Postdoctoral Research Fellow positionDoctoral degree must have been received within last three years for Postdoctoral Research Fellow position
Internal Number: 76_208148
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