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The Department of Microbiology has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist Assistant (Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant). This position is identified to support a research laboratory at the Department of Microbiology. The Research Scientist Assistant (RSE-A) will join a new research team studying how chromosome organization and structure affect microbial growth and pathogenesis. The research group uses biochemical, genetic, and high-throughput sequencing approaches to analyze how the proteins that regulate chromosome structure influence replication and other cellular processes. The RSE-A will be under the general direction of the PI and be expected to perform various laboratory tasks in the execution of research projects.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The RSE-A will conduct experiments and tests in the field of microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry. This will include making measurements and recording data, which will be used in reports and publications. The RSA will additionally assist with lab organization, including database management, safety compliance, training new members, consumables ordering, and reagent maintenance. The RSE-A is also expected to participate in regular laboratory meetings and events. Experimental techniques to be performed will include: •Basic molecular biology, including DNA and RNA preparation, cloning, western blotting, and quantitative RT-PCR; •Biochemistry including protein purification and in vitro assays; •Library construction for high-throughput sequencing; and •Fluorescent protein microscopy.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field and at least three (3) months of relevant laboratory research experience. •Attention to detail. •Excellent organizational and recordkeeping skills. •Ability to work in a team environment. •Ability to work independently. •Willingness to work with pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria. •Familiarity with the concepts of basic DNA manipulation.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •One year or more of experience working in basic molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry.
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